#1
I like to play different tuning Drop D to Drop B by going to C STD and Drop C.
When I change tuning (example going from Drop D to Drop B) I can see that if im doing :

   
Drop B
E------------------------------
B------------------------------
G------------------------------
D---3--------------------------
A---3--------------------------
E---3--------------------------

Drop D
E------------------------------
B------------------------------
G------------------------------
D--0---------------------------
A--0---------------------------
E--0---------------------------

Which is the same note at the same octave with the same guitar. And for me it sounds the same but kinda darker. I dont think im tone deaf or idiot but it just sounds the same but with a darker tone. Especialy when its from a big tuning diffrence (like from Drop D to Drop B)

So I was wondering if a tuning can change the tone?
#4
Yeah it can. The lower I tune, the more flabby my sound gets. I compensate with added gain and volume.
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#5
Quote by Mark G
I compensate with added gain and volume.

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#6
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Really. I thought the good way of compensating for a crap sound was to play better. Man I've been going about this deal compeletely wron...

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#7
yes it does change tone, since the strings are looser, they will be able to vibrate more freely producing more bass and lower mids, where if you increase tension, the bass decreases and the treble increases.
#8
Quote by `digitaL.braVo
Really. I thought the good way of compensating for a crap sound was to play better. Man I've been going about this deal compeletely wron...

Wait... you like sum41. Nevermind.


what a ****ing dick...you must be an AMAZING player then to get a good sound out of that amp youe using

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#9
Quote by goatsrock117
i agree, and the higher up on the strings you play, the more different it sounds depending on guitar, amp, etc.

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and to TS, yes it does change tone
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#10
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what a ****ing dick...you must be an AMAZING player then to get a good sound out of that amp youe using

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#11
Quote by Mark G
Yeah it can. The lower I tune, the more flabby my sound gets. I compensate with added gain and volume.

naturally, because the lower you tune the more flabby your strings get
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#12


If you cant play good, drop the tuning and crank the volume!

It must be tough playing with more than one finger!

And to think I've wasted so much time using all four fingers
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#13
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Fixed


Also, on topic: Tuning in general effects tone. It deals with string tension, and also, a note played on an open string has a certain pop that a fretted note doesn't.
#14
Quote by mcbc


If you cant play good, drop the tuning and crank the volume!

It must be tough playing with more than one finger!

And to think I've wasted so much time using all four fingers


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#16
try playing the same note on the open high E string or the 19th fret of the A string

same note

completely different sound

the harmonics in the string are in different places and it vibrates through the body differently and its picked up by the pickup differently


this is the reason why playing around the 12th fret when using the neck pickup gives that smooth round tone, its getting the sound from the very center of where the string is vibrating so it emphasise the fundamental the most without too many harmonics
#17
Wow, so much hate I really don't need sarcasm and insults when you don't agree with me. When I said increase the gain or volume I wasn't go for MOAR BROOTALS or whatever retarded memes some people here use. When you down tune without getting heavier strings I find that the sound isn't as tight and articulate. By turning up the gain and volume you can push your tubes a bit harder to compensate.

/end rant
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