#1
Is there such thing as tuning a guitar up half a step or higher past standard? If so is this used a lot? My friend told me a lot of bands do this but I cant think of one. He also doesn't play guitar - only guitar hero, so I think hes full of ****.

Does anybody play higher than E standard?
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#2
Rory Gallagher did it on one of his guitars, a Fender Duo Sonic or something. You can only do it on a guitar with a shorter scale, otherwise the strings'll snap.
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#3
Or just use a capo. <_<

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#4
I think Weezer did it on a song as well, but yeah it is possible to tune higher than E Standard u just run the risk of snapping strings as previous posters have mentioned...so if you try it...dont push it too far!
#5
Plague nailed it. Many acoustic artists use capos. There's piccolo basses which are bascally a short scale bass, tuned an octave higher. (Kinda weird, but Claypool has used them)
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#6
Well yeah I know people use capos of course. I thought he might have been wrong because of what you guys are saying, the strings would snap.
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#7
Capos, string tention

though on the other hand... Open F Tuning is used quite frequently.
You'll just see that ppl won't use highly varying tunings without adjusting string tention. If you just look at the notes of your lowest string, you'll see that there are only 12 possibilities (tuning an instrument an octave higher or lower is done by making a whole new instrument or by computers). Then again, tuning the entire thing up or down isn't done frequently either. Tuning is more of a relative kind of thing than an absolute one.
#8
Some gothy bands do it too.
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