#1
How would you get to drop b tuning?

like how many steps down for each string?
and what are the actual notes for each string as well. Thanks
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#2
You would get there by tuning your strings down to the correct notes.

everything would be going down 1 and a half steps.

The strings would go B, F#, B, E, G#, C#.
#3
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drop the low string 3 steps, the others 2.


no, that would get you to drop Bb tuning. Drop B is like half step, except from C rather than from standard or drop D
#4
two steps down on all. then take ur 6th which at that point is a C, and tune down to B(one half step) ur notes will be
1:B
2:F#
3:B
4:E
5:G#
6:C#
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two steps down on all. then take ur 6th which at that point is a C, and tune down to B(one half step) ur notes will be
1:B
2:F#
3:B
4:E
5:G#
6:C#


Once again, that's drop B FLAT[/I]
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#8
ahh im confused!!! if I drop everything a half step wouldnt that give me
B# F# B# E# G# C#?
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So is it a half step down from drop c?
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Hmm... since we are asking questions, why does it sound so ****ty when you drop a normal guitar down to drop b?
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#12
I also have 0.012 gauge strings and after those are used up I've got 0.013 strings that I'll be putting on. I should be able to tune down that far right?
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yeah, but your profile says you have an epiphone les paul, so it's still gonna play like crap no matter what.

if you want to play in drop b for serious, buy a guitar that:

1. is not an epiphone

2. has a large scale - probably about 25 1/2

and then buy 11 or 12 (13s are generally for jazz) gauge strings, and have your action adjusted by a professional, and your intonation + truss rod done, because changing string gauge will do that to your guitar.
#14
What's the "large scale"?
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There is no such thing as a B# or an E#
The tuning from low to high, is B F# B E G# C#
Drop the guitar down to drop d, then tune every string 1 1/2 steps down.
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There is no such thing as a B# or an E#
The tuning from low to high, is B F# B E G# C#
Drop the guitar down to drop d, then tune every string 1 1/2 steps down.

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There is no such thing as a B# or an E#


They exist, they're just the same pitch as C and F. Whether you call it B# or C depends on the context you're in. But yeah, a C dropped a half-step becomes a Cb which is the same pitch as B.
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They exist, they're just the same pitch as C and F. Whether you call it B# or C depends on the context you're in. But yeah, a C dropped a half-step becomes a Cb which is the same pitch as B.


Yes, they exist as in C# Major, which may more easily be expressed as its counterpart Db Major...
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There is no such thing as a B# or an E#

So first you go around claiming how great you are, and then go spouting one of the stupidest misconceptions about music theory ever perpetrated upon anybody. Of course B# and E# exist. Like I said before, you have no ****ing idea what you're talking about and you need to shut up.
#20
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There is no such thing as a B# or an E#
The tuning from low to high, is B F# B E G# C#
Drop the guitar down to drop d, then tune every string 1 1/2 steps down.


Dude. B# and E# are the same as C and F. Same note, different name.

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#21
I think you need to realize something here about the tuning of a guitar. How do you really want it tuned, to "drop" B, or to "open" B? There's a huge difference, and the guitar will be tuned differently depending on how you do it. You need to be aware of the relationship of all the notes of the strings to each other. In open standard tuning, the notes are: EADGBe right? In drop D from that point, the notes are: DADGBe. You dropped the low E string from E to D, one whole tone down. If however you were shooting for open D tuning, the notes would then become: DGCFAd. Everything is one whole tone lower. Btw, I always write out the notes from lowest to highest.
Ok, so you want to go to "drop" B right? You need to start at a reference point first. Bring the entire guitar down to C# tuning first, which is one and one half steps down from standard, or 3 semitones down. The notes will then be: C#, F#, B, E, G#, C#. You've now kept the relationship of all the strings the same as in standard tuning, it's just that they are all now lower by 3 semitones. Now for the drop B part. Just lower the low E string, which is now the low C# string, down to B, the same as you did originally to get from standard tuning to drop D, one whole note down. You are now in what you would call drop B tuning. The final notes are: B, F#, B, E, G#, C#.
If you had wanted to go to open B tuning instead, you would have continued on lowering the rest of the strings from C# that whole note, and you would have wound up with: B, E, A, D, F#, B.
Hope this makes sense to you and helps you get to where you want to be.
Oh, and a chromatic tuner will make it a breeze to get to these notes since it shows all the notes of the chromatic scale, not just the open notes of standard tuning.
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So first you go around claiming how great you are, and then go spouting one of the stupidest misconceptions about music theory ever perpetrated upon anybody. Of course B# and E# exist. Like I said before, you have no ****ing idea what you're talking about and you need to shut up.


*sigh* I'm assuming he is using a chromatic tuner, and on mine it doesn't show up. If you want to help ppl, go for it. But you don't have to be a douche.
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#23
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A whole load of stuff involving things about open tunings.


Not quite; tuning to an open tuning is where you tune your guitar so the open strings are a useful chord like open C: CGCGCE, open D DADFAD, Open G GBDGBG.

What you called 'open' tunings are in fact standard tunings down a certain number of steps so C#F#BEG#C# is actually standard down 1.5 steps.

*reported* again because this should be in the tuning thread.
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