#1
Was recently mucking around with my acoustic guitar and firstly put it in drop D. Then I tuned the D string down to A, the G string down to D, the B string up to D and the E string down to D. The 2 As are the same octave, as are the 2 high Ds. Asked a few people but they're not too sure.

Any help on how to use it too would be greatly appreciated. It sound gigantic
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#2
So it's tuned to Ds and As? It's an open D5. If you find a use for it, that's great, but I think open tunings are used to make playing with a slide simpler, and this tuning doesn't in this case.
#3
so basically D-A-A-D-D-D

that's just a power chord. and are you gonna be able to play anything else than a power chord?... this tuning doesn't seem to have much range.
#4
Hmmm, yea I see what you mean. Thanks for the help
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#6
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i made a tuning like this once. everyone slammed that as well


lol i suppose there are different degrees of useful tunings. it sounds the business, i like the low end bass with the high end Ds but there's not a lot you can do with it tbh. recorded some things, so it's not been a total wash-out
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Last edited by acousticstudent at Jul 11, 2008,
#8
^or try double drop D - D A D G B D - probably my favorite alt tuning.
#9
The Dashboard Confessional tuning is basically DADDDD

most of their songs from the album The Swiss Army Romance are like that. So you might want to check those out
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On second thought, **** tuning forks. You best be carrying around a grand piano that was tuned by an Italian