#1
can you do Dropped D tuning by a standard electric tuner? also which strings are the best strings for a Epiphone Les Paul?Or in overall which strings are good?
#2
drop D as in DADGBe? you dont need new strings for that. if you were gonna do like drop C or B then yeah ya might need new strings, and yeah you can with a standard electric tuner
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#3
Yeah, set your tuner to the 4th (D) string, then tune your E string to that, and voilá, drop D!
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I just turn the tuning peg down 90 degrees ... voila drop D (give or take a few hertz)
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#6
Gauge 10 is usually the best for epiphone les pauls but it also depends on if your lead or rhythm. usually 9 for lead
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#9
Thanks guys..but what is Gauge 10?sorry im a noob haha.
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He will if you learn to spell grammar correctly, you half-assed critical douchebag.

Anyway, I have an Ep LP and i use Ernie Ball Skinny Top, Heavy Bottom for Drop D tuning. It's tight as in Drop D and you can still play up on the higher strings nicely and actually be able to bend them. Any brand of strings with a gauge of about 10-13-17-30-42-52 (in order from 1st to 6th strings) should do nicely.
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really man, quit bein a grammAr nazi.

anyways, i use ernie ball skinnny top heavy bottom strings on my paul. good balance for lead and rythem.
#14
I play mostly in drop D, and I use an Epiphone Les Paul. I just use regular Elixir strings, .10 - .46, and they work perfectly fine for me.
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#15
are the Ernie Ball Skinny Top, Heavy Bottom strings only good for drop d tuning? or are they good for standard tuning also? or if not...are there any strings that are good for standard and drop d? thanks.
#16
Tune normally. Then, strike the 7th fret of your low E string, and strike the A string open. Adjust the E string until it becomes in tune with the A string. Release the string, and repeat for good measure. Congratulations, you're in drop d.

The strings you're currently using should be fine for drop d. I used to do drop d on my Squier Bullet with .9's on, and it sounded (almost) fine. But I like .10's more overall. You don't need to switch strings for playing between standard and drop d, though. Don't fret (bad pun)! Your strings will be fine for both.

Anyway, cheers.
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#17
o..well thanks and since i dont want to make a new thread..can you explain to me pull offs and hammer ons? please.

P.S. arent you supposed to be tuning the E to the D?
#18
also where is the best place to palm mute..so that you dont get a mute sound but still get a sound?
#19
^ hit the harmonic on the 12th fret E string, and the open D string. Match those pitches up(assuming you know how.)

A hammer on is when you Hit the string hard to that it kindof plucks and frets the string in one motion, and a pull off is when you fret the string, pull it down toward the ground and let go in one smooth motion. the number on the tab is the fret that you should fret. For example, a 7p5 means hit 7th fret, then do a pull off while fretting the fifth fret with another finger. Take some time to think about this.
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You are tuning the E string to the D, . Tuning the seventh fret to the A string will drop the open E string two semitones to D. You could use a tuner too, as earlier stated. My attention span is just too short for that.

Hammer-ons: you play a note, and then put another finger on a higher fret on the same string; usually it'll be the index and ring fingers. Pull-offs: you do exactly the opposite. You strike a note, and take your finger off the string (you have a finger on a lower fret, if needed). I'm not very good at explaining these things, though. There are some great lessons on UG, you shoudl check them out.



EDIT: For palm mutes, just rest the side of your hand lightly on the bridge. Fiddle with it for a while. It can take a bit to get. But, after you do, it's really easy and natural.
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#21
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also where is the best place to palm mute..so that you dont get a mute sound but still get a sound?


right above the bridge in between the humbucker and the bridge. that gives youa good chug.
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#22
I use Skinny Top, Heavy Bottoms for my Epi and i actually play in standard most of the time, about 60% standard to 40% Drop D and they do both fine. The difference between standard and Drop D is quite insignificant considering you are only dropping one string down. My Skinny Top, Heavy Bottom even go to C Standard well (when i can be bothered tuning down there).

To tune to drop D, i just play the open D 4th string and go down untilthey sound good, because if they are sounding in unison, you know that the D powerchord will sound great (presuming your A string is in tune of course). I actually find it more effective to that than to use a tuner.
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