#1
I have been trying to do this for a while now. I usually play in EADG but now I want DADG. My problem is I can't get my E string tuned to D for some reason. I use a tuner, I'm still not good enough to tune by ear.

So how do I do it? Do I tighten or loosen the E string? Is it after I get to G or before?
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#2
Loosen the E string a full step. Your seventh fret top string should sound like your open A string. Then use a tuner.
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#3
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#4
Loosen your E string until the 7th fret on the E sounds the same as the Open A string. There are other ways using harmonics, but use the 7th fret to get it in the ballpark range, then use your tuner to get it right. You're only downtuning it by one step btw
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#5
just loosen your e until its the same pitch as your D. its simple.
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#6
If you're getting to G then that means you're tuning higher, so twist the other way, in case you were wondering.



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#7
Thanks its pretty simple once you get it. I use the A note method BTW.

Just for future reference, how do I get C tuning?
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#8
Tune everything down a whole step, then drop the D to C. Or spend ten dollars on a tuner.
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#9
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Or spend ten dollars on a tuner.


I have yet to find a cheap tuner that can handle the low end fury of my Drop tuned bass.
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#10
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I have yet to find a cheap tuner that can handle the low end fury of my Drop tuned bass.

Umm... 12th fret harmonic?
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#11
I prefer the 12th fret A string harmonic matched up to the 7th fret harmonic on E string to tune to drop D.
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#12
if your tuner does pick it up when you play open hit up the 12th fert it should pick it up then.