#1
DISCLAIMER: im pretty new to UG, so i dunno if theres already a tuning thread, i did a search for it and nothing official looking came up, so im making one here.

secondly, i dont know whether this should be in the pit or not, but since most users use this place, il post here..

well, anyway, i recently bought an ibanez starter model, which is pretty much supposed to play mainly metal music, but whenever i drop it in to D it just makes a buzzing noize whenever i fret after the 5 fret, and i cant put it in anything lower than a D 'cause the whole string just goes floppy and totally unplayable, heartbreaking since most of my fav songs are played in B/C..

so if anyone could suggest anything i should to i.e. new strings etc id be happy to hear it

thanks in advance
#4
Exactly how floppy does it go? The difference in tension should be minimal between E and D.

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#5
Could be the cheapness of your guitar as well.
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#6
Either:

Raise your action a tad bit and/or get heavier gauge strings. Im assuming you use 9s or something, so try a set of 10s (DR ftw)
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#7
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Could be the cheapness of your guitar as well.


alas, if it were true...but nah'...its a £179 quality ibanez model
#8
make sure your in right octave.
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#9
Quote by Jaymz_515
Exactly how floppy does it go? The difference in tension should be minimal between E and D.


nope

theres a big difference between E-D, its about 0.3-4cm-ish guessin its broked then??
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Quote by KiLLSWiTCH-KnoT
nope

theres a big difference between E-D, its about 0.3-4cm-ish guessin its broked then??


You could, as stated earlier, be in the wrong octave.

What exactly do you mean by .3-4cm?

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#12
Yeah your string could be snapped somewhere, it might evne be a tiny breakage which is difficult to see, thats happen to me before on the low e it just goes floppy suddnely.....oh dear god i idnt just say that did i!?! If it not a broken string it could be that your in the wrong octave as someone mentioned before.
#13
U may be in tune, but not in Pitch. Dropping the E to D shouldn't reduce the string tension that much.
#14
Quote by Jaymz_515
What exactly do you mean by .3-4cm?


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Kidding, probably the amount of floppiness, string flops .3-4 centimetres to the side..?
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#16
Quote by Jaymz_515
You could, as stated earlier, be in the wrong octave.

What exactly do you mean by .3-4cm?

well, all string vibrate when you strum them (obv)..but when i strum the 6th string when its in D, the distance it moves in vibration will be about 3 to 4 mm to either side..i probaly should just buy new string aswel, but can i still play in E with them if there thicker?..

and by octave (total noob to guitars, only playing for 4 months) to you meen how the 7th fret E string (when dropped to a D) should sound like the open A string?