#1
Hey guys,
total n00b question but how to I tune to Drop D and other Tunings. Also would I do this by ear or W/ a tuner?
Thanks,
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#2
you could do both for drop D. all you do is tune the thickest string (e) down to the tone of a D. So pluck the E and 3rd thickest (D) at the same time, while tuning the E down, until they sound the same.
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#3
just a shot in the dark but i woud say use the tuning pegs, along with a guitar, a guitar cable, and a tuner.
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you could do both for drop D. all you do is tune the thickest string (e) down to the tone of a D. So pluck the E and 3rd thickest (D) at the same time, while tuning the E down, until they sound the same.


Thanks a bunch!
#9
I tune it down till the two bottom strings sound like a powerchord, I don't do the octave thing.
#10
what you do is hold the 12th fret on E and pluck the d string and tune down E untill they sound exactly alike
#11
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#12
Harmonic tuning, motherfuckers. Tune so your low E (D in this case) string's 7th fret harmonic equals the A string's 12th fret harmonic.
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Harmonic tuning, motherfuckers. Tune so your low E (D in this case) string's 7th fret harmonic equals the A string's 12th fret harmonic.


Or just do the 7th on both strings until the vibration stops. I find this much easier.
#14
tune down your low E in octave with the third string from the low E

it's just a step down
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Harmonic tuning, motherfuckers. Tune so your low E (D in this case) string's 7th fret harmonic equals the A string's 12th fret harmonic.


Alright, elitist cockfag, how about you just train your ear to recognize a perfect 5th and play the 6th and 5th strings together until their a perfect 5th apart.
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zbest... do we really have to report him? can't you be a nice guy? I really don't get why people have to be so strict in the pit...
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#18
loosen your E string until it sounds dirty and bad

thats the point of drop D right ?
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hes fairly new...let this be a warning
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#20
I just tune it to the open D string, a lot easier than tunning it to a fretted A string.
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#21
I bet the TS tunes his E "UP" to a D rather then down.. and makes it match the sound of the 3rd string
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Alright, elitist cockfag, how about you just train your ear to recognize a perfect 5th and play the 6th and 5th strings together until their a perfect 5th apart.

It's not like either of these methods are hard to do. A perfect 5th is quite easy to tune.
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