#1
hey guys. i want to tune my guitar to C (not drop C but EVERY string down two steps). do i have to adjust my truss rod for this? or will i be able to fly from C to E easly? also what size strings should i use. normaly for my jackson i use .9s
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#3
i dont think you would have to change the truss rod, i hope not anyway, cuz i dont, hopefully my guitar doesnt decapitate me cuz of this
#4
C standard makes my 10's excessively floppy.

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#5
no truss rod adjustments. As for the gauge, i use .56-.13 on my explorer and the tension is just fine.


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#7
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no truss rod adjustments. As for the gauge, i use .56-.13 on my explorer and the tension is just fine.

I agree with this gauge...

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Drop C with 9's? Good luck. I'd go with at least 11's.

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#8
I would suggest size.011-.052 strings. You probably need to get the guitar set up by a tech unless you really know what to do. I wouldn't suggest going back and forth between tunings because of the string tension. If you're in C with .011's then you tune up to E the strings will be really tight and hard to play.
#9
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You probably need to get the guitar set up by a tech unless you really know what to do.


You really don't need a setup. Sure you could get one if you want. But it isn't necessary. You can just put the strings on and play.


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#10
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I would suggest size.011-.052 strings. You probably need to get the guitar set up by a tech unless you really know what to do. I wouldn't suggest going back and forth between tunings because of the string tension. If you're in C with .011's then you tune up to E the strings will be really tight and hard to play.

I play in E with 11's and I'm switching to 12's so I can go between D and E more comfortably.....Anything below 11 bugs me......My step dad plays with 9's and I can barely play his guitar since I overshoot pitches and such.....
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#11
all great info here. got to ask another question though to get some clearity on the subject. is it possible to be playing a song in E and then tune it to C? from what im reading its not possible, the strings will feel weird
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Yamaha 12 string acoustic
Behringer BX1800 Bass amp
KORG toneworks pandora's box PX4D
BOSS overdrive/distortion
#12
You shouldn't have too adjust the truss rod. I tune to C using 9-46's and they work fine.
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#13
if you're going into drop c (all strings 2 full steps down- i think some people call it c-standard?)
from standard tuning you should probably get it set up by a guitar tech and 9's are not going to be sufficient you'd probably want 11's

on a side note the best band that plays in dropped c (all strings down 2 full steps) is Cold :-)
too bad they are no more :-(
#14
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if you're going into drop c (all strings 2 full steps down- i think some people call it c-standard?)
from standard tuning you should probably get it set up by a guitar tech and 9's are not going to be sufficient you'd probably want 11's

on a side note the best band that plays in dropped c (all strings down 2 full steps) is Cold :-)
too bad they are no more :-(

Drop C isn't all strings 2 steps down.
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#15
God. Damn it.

Drop C is Drop D 1 step down. (Metallica, St. Anger)
C Standard is all strings 2 steps down. (Dethklok)


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#16
You'll still have to adjust lots of things even with a hard tail guitar?? Can't you just turn the tuners?
#17
I've never tuned to C but I do use C# quite a bit.

If you adjust your string gauge accordingly, you don't need any truss rod adjustment. I use 12's for C# and the tension is similar to E with 10's. For the love of GOD, don't try it with 9's or 10's. Flop, flop, flop. For C, I'd use 13's. You may need to adjust some strings to avoid buzzing.
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