#1
Is there any alternative for Drop A tuning?


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Quote by zhunt1130
^ yea a bass....and that's coming from a guy who plays in drop B



The problem is i don't have a tuner.. and i have light strings.

So, i prefer staying in Standard or Drop D or Drop Db
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#5
^ ooo that could be problem....what's the scale on your neck? Also you'll probably need to restring with a much heavier gauge, dropping that low could also cause some problems with the neck if it's not set up for that tuning. Are you trying to play a band's song or something?
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Quote by zhunt1130
^ ooo that could be problem....what's the scale on your neck? Also you'll probably need to restring with a much heavier gauge, dropping that low could also cause some problems with the neck if it's not set up for that tuning. Are you trying to play a band's song or something?



Guitar = Copy of fender strat
and im trying to play psychosocial by slipknot

I'm thinking of buying heavier strings next time, these ones came with the guitar
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Get a 7 string guitar???
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Quote by reachammad
Guitar = Copy of fender strat
and im trying to play psychosocial by slipknot

I'm thinking of buying heavier strings next time, these ones came with the guitar



Honestly dropping that low for one song isn't worth it IMO. Just drop it down to D, learn the song and ignore the tuning. You don't have to play along with it, though I know it's fun I do it quite often. If it's got a trem on it, dropping that low from standard will really mess stuff up, you prob wouldn't even be able to play it without action adjustments and stuff like that.
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isnt psychosocial drop B? just get a 7 string guitar. simple.
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Buy a 7 String and drop its tuning by a full step?
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#11
Quote by zhunt1130
Honestly dropping that low for one song isn't worth it IMO. Just drop it down to D, learn the song and ignore the tuning. You don't have to play along with it, though I know it's fun I do it quite often. If it's got a trem on it, dropping that low from standard will really mess stuff up, you prob wouldn't even be able to play it without action adjustments and stuff like that.



Well .. it does have a trem but it's kinda broken... well the strings are out.
and I think i'll learn it in Drop Db, Cause I play along to songs in Drop C or B with Drop Db

Thanx alot!! =)
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#13
Quote by reachammad
Is there any alternative for Drop A tuning?


Thanx

I'm surprised nobody has mentioned a 7 string with the bottom string tuned to A.

EDIT:
Crap, somebody did mention a 7 string.
#15
Quote by AndroCRO
play in drop B i do that..

Hmm... That's an idea aswell

Way to go for the UG communtiy to help
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#17
Quote by zhunt1130
cheers, drop B is awesome


Oh wait, Would Drop B work with light gauge strings ?
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#18
Quote by reachammad
Oh wait, Would Drop B work with light gauge strings ?


it'll work just not well...I use 12s where the G string is wound
#19
Quote by zhunt1130
it'll work just not well...I use 12s where the G string is wound



Im just gonna either go to buy new strings or order

But thanx for everyone that posted
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#20
Quote by reachammad
Im just gonna either go to buy new strings or order

But thanx for everyone that posted


just a note though, if you buy strings that thick you're prob going to want to get a couple extra springs for the trem b/c the tension will be a lot higher and will pull the trem up.
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Quote by zhunt1130
just a note though, if you buy strings that thick you're prob going to want to get a couple extra springs for the trem b/c the tension will be a lot higher and will pull the trem up.

Well, the springs of my trem aren't really in the guitar.. so that won't be a problem


Quote by AndroCRO
i have 12s too :P but i had 9 before, and it sounded good


So, Should i get 12s or 9?
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#23
well.. for tuning guitar down that low, it's better to have 11-12..
slipknot is using 11-58 i think..
#24
Quote by AndroCRO
well.. for tuning guitar down that low, it's better to have 11-12..
slipknot is using 11-58 i think..



I'm not sure tho ... Cause i still would be using Standard and drop D from time to time
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#25
Quote by reachammad
I'm not sure tho ... Cause i still would be using Standard and drop D from time to time


if this is the only song that u'll be playin in this tunning it ain't worth it so here are really ur only options

1. buy another guitar for drop tuning

2. or just dont learn the song / screw the tunning and learn it in standard
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