#1
What is your favourite tuning, or the one you use for most of the time? Mine is Eb.
#2
drop C/drop A
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#3
I use mostly dropped D. I really like being able to double up on power chords with it: 55578x

Most of the songs I write or learn are in dropped D.
#4
standard at 438
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#7
uh....standard
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EDIT: i dont see the point in tuning any lower than drop D.
if your singer is so bad that you need to tune to drop Z just to make him sound good....GET A NEW SINGER.
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#8
Standard.

I like Eb for the singer/songwriter/ballad kind of stuff on acoustic, because it matches my voice better.
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#9
i usually just use standard tuning, but i also enjoy C standard, and Eb standard.
i don't really like dropped tunings, it feels awkward to me. i only use them to play others' songs.

but by the way, the point of this thread?
#10
Ummmm not sure what it's called, I sort of stumbled upon it myself while i was messing around.

C G D A A D

Very cool tuning.

Other than that, D standard, although now I'm in E standard so I can play along with my jazz teacher.
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#12
Quote by RCalisto
i usually just use standard tuning, but i also enjoy C standard, and Eb standard.
i don't really like dropped tunings, it feels awkward to me. i only use them to play others' songs.

but by the way, the point of this thread?

i agree
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#13
I like using Eb or standard alot. Occasionally drop Db or drop D but I don't really like drop tunings.
#14
Quote by musicTHEORYnerd

EDIT: i dont see the point in tuning any lower than drop D.


People prefer lower tunings. And about the singer thing, most people only go to Eb to fit the singer, because if they don't fit Eb they're normally kicked out.

Right now D Standard is my friend. On both 6 strings and 7 (ADGCFAD).
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#17
Quote by Slaytanic1993
People prefer lower tunings. And about the singer thing, most people only go to Eb to fit the singer, because if they don't fit Eb they're normally kicked out.

Right now D Standard is my friend. On both 6 strings and 7 (ADGCFAD).

why?
it makes everything sound muddy
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#19
Quote by musicTHEORYnerd
why?
it makes everything sound muddy


Meshuggah, who tune to F Standard, have one of the tightest rhythms I've ever heard.

It depends on the amp. And, deep, crunchy, chugging guitars drive one of my favorite musics: death metal.
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#21
Ummmmmm, the one what normal people use, you know, EADGBe
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#25
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Ummmmmm, the one what normal people use, you know, EADGBe


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#26
I'm a standard tuning guy myself, if only out of laziness and saving myself learning a new set of notes/treating my guitar as a transposing instrument or even having a new set of intervals between strings. I can get the job done in standard and I'm used to it. Haven't really messed around in anything other than drop and standard tunings.
#27
i like drop c. my singer can sing a high c no problem so it works well in c minor cuz major 5th is right behind it too plus anyone can hit a g.
CGCFAD
only thing is that when shredding or sweeping i tend not to use my low string cuz my muscle memory is programmed to a standard tuning.
i also like standard tuned d and e
#28
E standard, Eb, Drop D/B Sometimes Drop C when I´m playing Children of Bodom and S.O.A.D. Eb must be my favourite.
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#33
Eb Standard.
It's just that a second band I joined in used Eb Standard so I detuned to fit them, then had to tune back up for my original band. When the other guitarist left the first band, I stopped tuning back to Standard as I kept getting tuning stability problems.
Now it's just stuck.
#34
DADGBE
EbAbDbGbBbEb
Standard

Those are really the only three that I use.

DADGBE is my fav tho.
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#35
i've never ventured beyond D... i wanna try it out, but i dont think my guitars/ amp could handle it. GO STANDARD.

even though it does sound good sometimes.
ps staind also does a couple songs in F or G or somethin down there.
#36
Im a standard kinda guy, but I also really enjoy open D and open G.
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#37
I've had my guitar in Eb standard for a while now. I like it alot. I can get a nice full sound out of lower chords and still play other things. Also if I want to play something in standard that requires open strings I can just put my capo on the first fret and I'm good to go. I'm not really losing anything since i honestly never play on the 21st fret of my guitar, I'm really only gaining a larger range of notes.
#39
Eb standard on my strat for bluesy/classic rock style and also on my acoustics.
D standard or drop C on my EMG81/85 old school yamaha for metal.
#40
Generally, standard. Double Drop D (DADGBD) is also extremely fun to play with, if only for this chord:

D---0------
B---3------
G---2------
D---0------
A---0------
D---0------
A capo used in conjunction with double drop d also adds some variety.
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