#1
A couple months ago, I had my guitar setup in drop c. It's played great, but i really wanna learn some pantera solos and a lot of songs in drop d. So i'm gonna set it up myself this time in drop d. I play .10-.52 strings btw.

My question is, I know the intonation will probably be off when i change the tuning, and i can change that, but will it mess up my neck and require truss rod adjustment?
I'm not horribly picky for now as long as i can get decent intonation and don't have an excess of fret buzz.

Thanx.

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#2
...well just turn the tuning knobs till you get drop d. do you have a fixed bridge or a floyd rose type tremelo?
#3
it depends what kind of bridge you have, and Dime didnt play in drop d that much. He played in standard and down a full step more than anything.
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#4
you're probably fine, it has only been a couple months. you might want to check your string gauge though (52 seems quite heavy). if you're really anal about intonation, set up your guitar (i you don't know how to do it let a pro do it).

also, the degree of intonation deviation might depend on what kind of guitar you have, neck, etc.
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#5
Quote by leony03
...well just turn the tuning knobs till you get drop d. do you have a fixed bridge or a floyd rose type tremelo?


lol i know that, i have a fixed bridge, tonepros to be exact. my question isnt how to tune down dude. the question is will it cuz major setup problems.

and i know dimebag played in standard and D standard a lot. but there are a lot of other bands stuff i wanna learn in drop d too.

you're probably fine, it has only been a couple months. you might want to check your string gauge though (52 seems quite heavy). if you're really anal about intonation, set up your guitar (i you don't know how to do it let a pro do it).

also, the degree of intonation deviation might depend on what kind of guitar you have, neck, etc.


.52 is fine for me, i've played that gauge in standard with no problem, it's way too floppy in drop c for me though. drop d should be just right with that gauge. I've adjusted my intonation with no problems before, it's just the truss rod scares me

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#6
if it scares you, get a cheap guitar and play around with it, untill you can feel what it does and how it works, and then you won't be scared when you adjust your real guitar
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#7
Quote by hopespaul
if it scares you, get a cheap guitar and play around with it, untill you can feel what it does and how it works, and then you won't be scared when you adjust your real guitar


well i already have a horribly bad squier packed away some where, ill mess around with that. good idea

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#8
just play the songs in d standard
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#9
You don't use the low E too much anyway if you are going for the solos.
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#10
Capo the 2nd fret to make it Drop-D, then you can pick between Drop-C & Drop-D
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You don't use the low E too much anyway if you are going for the solos.


Exactly. LOL apparently people don't understand that there are other bands im gonna play than pantera. if i was just gonna play pantera i would tune in standard or D standard.

I'm gonna put in drop d, i know what i wanna play. my question was if it would require serious truss rod adjustment afterwards.

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#12
It shoudln't require any adjusting unless you're really nit picky about how the strings feel in relation to the action and stuff. If your low E string has a ton of buzz and there is no sustain then I would turn the truss rod in the opposite direction 1/4 turn.
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Quote by MESAexplorer
It shoudln't require any adjusting unless you're really nit picky about how the strings feel in relation to the action and stuff. If your low E string has a ton of buzz and there is no sustain then I would turn the truss rod in the opposite direction 1/4 turn.


Thanks for the help, will do!

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Quote by valdean
You don't use the low E too much anyway if you are going for the solos.


99% of the time, the guys that say that only know the pentatonic scale in the key of E, transposing it to D and adjusting to the 6th string being pushed 2 frets back throws them off too much.
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