#1
anything out there that will act as if my guitar is detuned, like a pedal or something?
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#2
There are pedals that lower the sound octaves, not sure about whether you can have it drop a step or 2. Also there is something called a detuner on some bridges but i don't know much about them
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#6
there is a cetain type of tremelo system that allows you to drop d tune your guitar in seconds. I think Eddie Van Halen used it.

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#7
My best suggestions are, Whammy pedal, or octave pedal...there are other things like something roland just came out with, VG something or other they put some thing similar into the VG strat, but the VG strat costs an arm and a leg and this other VG thing (hold on let me find a link.) http://www.roland.com/PRODUCTS/EN/VG-99/index.html they have cheaper models but they all cost too damn much for me...I don't know about you.
#8
I dont see why people dont just use a tuner like the old faitfull way of doing it instead of relying on some fancy application to your bridge or such.

Drop D is easily accomplished in a few seconds if you just relative tune the E to the D string. Most drop tunings i find i can do without a tuner providing your intonation is perfect you can just work everything out from relative tuning.
#9
Quote by beckyjc
I dont see why people dont just use a tuner like the old faitfull way of doing it instead of relying on some fancy application to your bridge or such.

Drop D is easily accomplished in a few seconds if you just relative tune the E to the D string. Most drop tunings i find i can do without a tuner providing your intonation is perfect you can just work everything out from relative tuning.

ever heard of a floyd rose?
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#10
i was lookin for something to use with my current gear..where i could drop d, or go completely to c tuning,,like with a pedal
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#12
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You can try this Hipshot machine head if you wanna downtune just one string. Syu from Galneryus has one on his new sig ESP. If you don't wanna spend that much, I suggest you just detune the string yourself, though.

thanks but not what im lookin for
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#13
There are no pedals that would allow you to droptune one string, there are whammy pedals, that can take you down a few steps, but they dont really work great in that way.

You have a few decent guitars, i assume you want this for ease of use at gigging cant you just take a spare with you thats tuned to what you want.

Without getting some load of electronic **** instealled into your guitar ill doubt you can find what you want.
#14
thats what i thought
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ever heard of a floyd rose?


ever heard of a d-tuna?
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#16
On my korg I managed to create a patch the drops all the strings using the Expression Step Sequencer. It drops them all down in 1 tone steps.
#17
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ever heard of a d-tuna?

The trem needs to be blocked in order to use it.
#18
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The trem needs to be blocked in order to use it.


dive only....otherwise EVH has been using it quite impossibly for years. And why would you even need it if the trem was being used as a hardtail?


TS: ever considered a capo?
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#19
I heard about a knob out now that all you do is click it out, switch to a tuning, then click it back.
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dive only....otherwise EVH has been using it quite impossibly for years. And why would you even need it if the trem was being used as a hardtail?


TS: ever considered a capo?

i know about all of these things...i wanted some sort of button or pedal to take an e tune signal and make it sound to the tuning of my choice...its not a necessity, just wondering if something exists
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#21
D-Tuna set-up to dive-only is the only option I know...
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#22
The Digitech Whammy Pedal can do that.
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#23
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The Digitech Whammy Pedal can do that.


The drop tune mode takes all the strings down a tone, sounds shit, and isn't polyphonic.

It's useless, basically.
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#24
I know, It still does it though. I'd probably just set up the floyd rose for drop d, it's not that hard tbh.
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#25
Quote by beckyjc
I dont see why people dont just use a tuner like the old faitfull way of doing it instead of relying on some fancy application to your bridge or such.

Drop D is easily accomplished in a few seconds if you just relative tune the E to the D string. Most drop tunings i find i can do without a tuner providing your intonation is perfect you can just work everything out from relative tuning.

that's right
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it's not that hard to do, just pick the E and D strings, whilst tuning down the E string, untill it goes to D, then you'll hear the same note playing. Simple.
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#26
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that's right
*e-five!*

it's not that hard to do, just pick the E and D strings, whilst tuning down the E string, untill it goes to D, then you'll hear the same note playing. Simple.

Not with the Floyd Rose (by itself).
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#27
ooooh, sorry 'bout that.

My guess is just get that D-tuna thing that EVH had....
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#28
Drop tuning electronicly just isnt going to sound as good as doing it the old fashioned way. There are some bridges out there with the dtuna setup for each string. You have to set it up for what ever tunings you want to use. Steinberger has guitars that will change tuning at the bridge. And there is the VG strat, but 1700 is a bit steep. I just have 2 guitars set up for drop tuning and the others for regular tuning. Going from say standard to c# standard usually requires heavier strings and the action adjusted probably the truss rod. Best to stay away from the magic box set up for changing the tuning.
#29
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#30
Check out the Boss PS-5. It's a pedal and if im not mistaken, you turn a knob, turn it on and it has a range of two octaves higher or lower. But look into it
#31
Pluck the d string and the e string and match the pitches, takes about 3 seconds. Can be done live, at home, and at practice! You can even go back up to standard e by plucking both e strings and again, matching pitches!
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#32
Found the bridge I was thinking of looking for something else. The trilogy bridge by hipshot. It only goes on strats and teles tho. Each string has a dtuna set up but with 3 notches so you could set it to have 3 different tunings by flicking the levers. I think its more aimed at open tunings but would probably work for drop tuning. And an interesting side note they have a ready made maple block to fill in the existing tremolo hole on strats to convert to hardtail bridge.
#33
i saw a new Bridge the other day on like the 4th page of the new Guitar World mag. Looked cool. Don't remember the name and didn't recognize it.

Supposedly it lets you drop several Tunings across the entire Bridge.

*goes to find mag*
#34
Get another guitar and leave it in the tuning you want. That's by far the best way of achieving the results you want. If you jump into another song with another tuning, pickup the other guitar.

Pitch shifters, just don't provide the right dynamics for playing in other tunings... They are meant for real time manipulation of pitches in small doses..

Also, I've played through detuners and pitch shifters, and the whole playing dynamic changes... Just doesn't feel right. The way the guitar vibrates versus the frequency of the sound that is produced is just awkward. Not to mention harmonics and other audible properties don't translate well..

Plus, it makes no sense to try to play something in another tuning with a guitar that isn't in that tuning...
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#36
Page 23 sorry. Steinberger ZT3 TransTrem. Change from 5 different keys. OUCH.

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older stuff - anybody heard of these?
http://www.steinbergerworld.com/Gbridges.htm

experience anyone?
#37
you could just always tune to Drop D and then use a partial capo on the second fret to make d
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#39
yeah, a steinberger transtrem is about 500-1000 bucks, but it will do the job
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