#1
I've started to learn to play Iris (goo goo dolls), the tabs i'm using have the tuning BDDDDD, as in all tuned down or stay the same except what was open b string which is tuned up to d.

what's the risk like in breaking that string... if i keep doing it everyday isn't the string going to fatigue and snap?

also, how much does it cost to replace strings? and how difficult is it?

Thanks.
#2
are you sure its not tuned down to D?

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#3
I think that's probably gonna break soon enough. The solution would be to buy another high e string and use it as the b string if you were gonna stay in that tuning, but you're not so that wouldn't be practical.
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#4
the B - D would only be 1 and 1/2 steps... most strings should be able to handle that... If your strings are like Wal Mart strings or really old they might break, but I they should be able to take it

Or you could change it out for a high E and then downtune that string?
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#5
Strings are easy to change and you can buy an individual string for like 75 cents. I like just replacing them all though..
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#6
whoah, active forum,
thanks for the quick replies

Quote by darkvalentine
are you sure its not tuned down to D?

yep, http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/tabs/g/goo_goo_dolls/iris_ver4_tab.htm

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The solution would be to buy another high e string and use it as the b string if you were gonna stay in that tuning

never thought of that

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If your strings are like Wal Mart strings or really old they might break

they're the generic strings that came with my squire strat and they're 3 years old
Last edited by Oliwashere at Oct 7, 2007,
#7
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Strings are easy to change and you can buy an individual string for like 75 cents. I like just replacing them all though..


crazy, didn't know they were that cheap. Thanks for the info
#8
they're the generic strings that came with my squire strat and they're 3 years old



Dude! Change your strings more often in future... No wonder they broke.
#9
to be honest i don't think its necessary to tune your guitar to a silly tuning when you can find tabs that sound the same and are in standard tuning, especially if you're just learning how to play...might be just me but i didnt start using other tunings till atleast a year after starting to learn
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Quote by Oliwashere
whoah, active forum,
thanks for the quick replies


yep, http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/tabs/g/goo_goo_dolls/iris_ver4_tab.htm


never thought of that


they're the generic strings that came with my squire strat and they're 3 years old

It's pretty damned amazing your strings lasted 3 years without breaking.

Most people on here seem to change their strings every month or so.
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#11
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It's pretty damned amazing your strings lasted 3 years without breaking.

Most people on here seem to change their strings every month or so.

every month!???
more amazing than that, it's been taken to/from uni at least 18 times in the last 3 years and i have no case, so there's been books/clothes/boxes/etc on top of it.

Quote by sparky_den
to be honest i don't think its necessary to tune your guitar to a silly tuning when you can find tabs that sound the same and are in standard tuning, especially if you're just learning how to play...might be just me but i didnt start using other tunings till atleast a year after starting to learn

i've tried some tabs that use other tunings but they really don't sound as close as that one.
hmmm, just a difference of opinions, no expert but i think learning guitar doesn't have any rules thought i'd try this because it's a bit of experimentation.

thanks for the replies
Last edited by Oliwashere at Oct 7, 2007,