#1
I'm just wondering how i tune my guitar to drop d? please give a detailed and simple explantion because ive only been playing since xmas
#3
its easy just drop the tuning od the top string(E) 2 frets to D if you use a tuner fet the second fret and tune until it says its in tune if u understand
#4
well there are 2 different kinds of drop d. but you're probably talking about dropped d. you just tune your low e string (thickest) down to d. and leave the other 5 strings the same. now drop d is when you tune all your strings down one step
#5
if you are in standard tuning, (EADGBE) You drop the low e string (the thickest string closest to your face) down. If your strings are properly stringed, you turn the tuner knob clockwise. You should turn it about 25-45 degrees, depending on your guitar. To get it exactly in tune, play the 7th fret on the low e string and try to make it match the open a string. Keep on playing around with it till you get it. Good luck!
Last edited by aguynamedlarry at Mar 11, 2007,
#6
Well you take your low E string and tune it lower, until it gets to D. Use a tuner if you have one.

OR

You know that nifty trick where if you finger the 5th fret on the 5th (A string) string it sounds just like your low E string? Well tune the string lower to the point where it sounds just like the 7th fret rather than the 5th. Make sense?
#7
tune the top string down a whole step

simpler terms
match your top string 7th fret to your open A string(the next string down) so they sound the same
Fender American Standard Stratocaster
Ibanez TS-9
EHX Big Muff Pi
Companion Fuzz Box
EHX Pulsar
Boss DD-6
Fender Hot Rod Deville 212
#8
dude top of the freakin page is the alternate tuning page. but yeah just match seventh fret on the E with the a string
Member of the "Marty Friedman > You" Club. PM apocalypse13 or altronataku to join

Gear:

ESP LTD DV8-R
Squier SG (Specs Unknown)
Kustom KGA-10 Ten watt practice amp
Marshall TSL 602

My JEM Build
#9
If you play the 12th fret harmonic on the low-E string, preferably with distortion so you can hear it. Now play the 3rd string, you have to match the low-E string with the 3rd.

A better way would be to press the Flat button your electronic tuner if you have one which is a bit more accurate.
---------------
VOX AD30VT
BOSS GT8

Want to build a Jackson, to be fairly freaking honest.

Quote by Kanthras
Put some crap in the hole, like something sticky. And liquid-ish.
deviantART: Click Here
#10
Quote by TYRONE BIGGUMS
well there are 2 different kinds of drop d. but you're probably talking about dropped d. you just tune your low e string (thickest) down to d. and leave the other 5 strings the same. now drop d is when you tune all your strings down one step


Drop D is when you drop the low E down, when you lower all the strings, its D Standard..

a drop tuning implies only one string has dropped
Dissonance is Bliss


Signal Chain:
Carvin CT-4
Ibanez TS-9
Carvin Quad-X
TC Electronics G-Major
Mesa/Boogie 2:90
Ear Candy BuzzBomb



Member #4 of the Carvin Club
#11
Quote by IndieLee
If you play the 12th fret harmonic on the low-E string, preferably with distortion so you can hear it. Now play the 3rd string, you have to match the low-E string with the 3rd.



you need distortion to hear natural harmonics?
Dissonance is Bliss


Signal Chain:
Carvin CT-4
Ibanez TS-9
Carvin Quad-X
TC Electronics G-Major
Mesa/Boogie 2:90
Ear Candy BuzzBomb



Member #4 of the Carvin Club
#12
Quote by TYRONE BIGGUMS
well there are 2 different kinds of drop d. but you're probably talking about dropped d. you just tune your low e string (thickest) down to d. and leave the other 5 strings the same. now drop d is when you tune all your strings down one step


No, don't fill the threadstarter with lies. Drop-D and dropped-D are two ways of saying the same thing. Both a tuning the low E down to a D. Tuning every string down a step is D standard tuning.

Now, *reported* since threads like this aren't supposed to be made.
Quote by dudetheman
So what? I wasted like 5 minutes watching DaddyTwoFoot's avatar.


Metalheads are the worst thing that ever happened to metal.
#13
please use the only tuning thread stickied at the top of this forum please.

closed
Been away, am back