#1
whats the worst that can happen if you have your guitar set up to regular tuning and play in drop C? will it FLlCK up my guitar? should i have it set to drop C and only play in drop C? or what?
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Last edited by lua4x at Oct 14, 2007,
#2
It could kill you.




What gauge strings are you using?

You might not even be able to play in Dropped C if your strings are too thin and floppy
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#3
if you have only one guitar, your first option is your only option, but if you have two or more guitars, then yeah, use a specific guitar to play in drop c.
#4
well i use Ernie Ball Skinny Top Heavy Bottom, theres quite a bit of rattling but i can live with it.. but if i were to get the guitar set up to drop C and played in standard tuning could that potentially hurt my guitar/break it?
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#5
No.
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#6
No it just wont play as good as if it were set up for that tuning. But no it wont burst into flames or anything. Drop c takes alot of tension off the neck so you would probably need to reset action and truss rod, and would want some heavier strings.
#7
If your using a hardtail I doubt it'd kill your guitar, obviously though on a floating trem you wouldnt get anywhere
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#9
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Floating trems suck, it will take you an hour every time you tune it, to make it so when you do a bend it doesn't go out of tune. But my other guitar is fine.


I hate when people say that. Good floating trems don't suck. And it takes 5 minutes (or less) to tune.
#10
a lot of it depends on your bridge.
both a gibson tune-o-matic or strat / tele bridge can be made with rollers pretty cheaply, and the rollers keep the strings from bending quite as much. They help a lot, trust me.
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#11
but what about the tension arent guitars supposed to have so much tension on your neck? and if i have my guitar set up to Drop C and play in standard would could my tuss rod like snap or somthing from so much tension?
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#12
I switch from Drop-C back to standard a couple times a week (for jazz band), and I don't have any problems at all, even with a floating trem.
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#13
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Floating trems suck, it will take you an hour every time you tune it, to make it so when you do a bend it doesn't go out of tune. But my other guitar is fine.


Cmon, they dont suck... they just arent for you if you change your tuning every 5 minutes. I own 2 guitar with Floyds and I love them, I am getting a custom built one with a hardtail for trying different tunings.