#1
I need a tuner that can tune to drop C!!!!!! What is a good, easy to use, relatively cheap tuner that i could get to help me tune to drop C?

The one i have now is a $15 Korg GA-30. If this can be used to tune to drop C I don't know how.
#2
any tuner. Make sure it's calibrated to 440hz. Now see those tuning keys at the end of the headstock? Turn them until the strings go from EADGBE to DGCFAD, then take the low D down to a C. You now have Drop C tuning.
#4
you can use a standard tuner also, just tune low E 2 steps down and all other strings 1 step down
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#5
SO GO GET ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

What do you mean you "don't know how?" Tune your E string down until it says "C."
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#6
you can tune to drop c with any tuner,except with those crappy automatic tuners ^^
i actually think i saw a sticky tuning thread on uG so try to find it
#7
ok, i have the same tuner as you. press the "flat" button 4 times, tune your e string down till it says e again. now press the "flat" button again till there are no more flats showing. ok, press the "flat" button 2 more times so there are only 2 flats showing, tune the rest od the strings to their appropriate notes.
#8
Quote by syn7
you can tune to drop c with any tuner,except with those crappy automatic tuners ^^
i actually think i saw a sticky tuning thread on uG so try to find it


works with a crappy automatic tuner also, just press low E string on 4th fret and tune to E , then press all other strings on 2nd fret and tune as if you tuned to standard tuning
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#10
Quote by winterXsolstice
ok, i have the same tuner as you. press the "flat" button 4 times, tune your e string down till it says e again. now press the "flat" button again till there are no more flats showing. ok, press the "flat" button 2 more times so there are only 2 flats showing, tune the rest od the strings to their appropriate notes.


The low E or the high e? I just want to be sure you didnt capitalize on purpose.
#11
Quote by dcvlehr
The low E or the high e? I just want to be sure you didnt capitalize on purpose.


low e
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#12
Quote by Survivalism
SO GO GET ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

What do you mean you "don't know how?" Tune your E string down until it says "C."


my tuner doesnt pick it up is what i mean. Anything below E on my top string or 6th string, w/e u wanna call it, doesn't get picked up
#13
Quote by Jaekae
you can use a standard tuner also, just tune low E 2 steps down and all other strings 1 step down


+1
Tune your low E string to D by using the 7th Fret instead of the 5th to tune. Then tune all your other strings down using the 5th Fret method so that you're in Drop D (DGCFAD) and then just tune your bottom D String to the 7th Fret to get it to C, and there you go, Drop C Tuning, all done by ear
#14
use a reference pitch somewhere. Get an online tuner or piano to play a note, and match it with the open string.
#15
I am having the biggest trouble tunning the G to an F. My tuner doesn't show F lol...
#16
Quote by dcvlehr
I am having the biggest trouble tunning the G to an F. My tuner doesn't show F lol...


hold 2nd fret and tune it to g
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#17
Quote by Jaekae
hold 2nd fret and tune it to g


Or you could just tune it until it sounds the same as the 5th fret on the C.
My tuner did that too, I just had to do it by ear.
#18
Quote by Jaekae
hold 2nd fret and tune it to g

Alright got that string done, 1 more to go..
How do i get that D to a C? Sorry, i'm a total tuning nub
#19
Quote by dcvlehr
Alright got that string done, 1 more to go..
How do i get that D to a C? Sorry, i'm a total tuning nub


hold 4th fret and tune it to a E , to do as i say your tuner should be in standard mode, not in flat
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#20
Quote by winterXsolstice
ok, i have the same tuner as you. press the "flat" button 4 times, tune your e string down till it says e again. now press the "flat" button again till there are no more flats showing. ok, press the "flat" button 2 more times so there are only 2 flats showing, tune the rest od the strings to their appropriate notes.


+1, this is all you need to know.

read the manual in future mate.
#21


okay see the middle button that says flat? press that button twice until you see this symbol :



make sure that there is 2 of that symbol on the screen. now tune your guitar like you normally would. EVEN if the screen says you are tuning in regular tuning.

when you are done press the flat button 2 more times to get this on your screen

♭♭♭♭

now that you have 4 flat symbols on your screen tune the low e down until the meter reads

E with the green LED(even though it's actually gonna be a c)

and there you go
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#22
Quote by Jaekae
hold 4th fret and tune it to a E , to do as i say your tuner should be in standard mode, not in flat


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very helpful

I was told by someone else to tune the top string by the 9th fret and the string below it, then after that tune the 5th string by holding the 7th fret and tuning to the string below it

So i did that to tune the top 2 strings, then i used the flat feature on my tuner to tune the bottom 2 strings, then i did what you said to tune the 2 middle strings lol...So now my guitar should be in Drop C right?
#23
Quote by dcvlehr
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very helpful

I was told by someone else to tune the top string by the 9th fret and the string below it, then after that tune the 5th string by holding the 7th fret and tuning to the string below it

So i did that to tune the top 2 strings, then i used the flat feature on my tuner to tune the bottom 2 strings, then i did what you said to tune the 2 middle strings lol...So now my guitar should be in Drop C right?


dunno you should use one method, mine is to have a tuner in standard mode and hold 4th fret on the low e sting and then hold 2nd fret on all other strings while doing a normal tuning,

OR you could press flat four times which is the same as holding 4th fret, on low e and have flat on 2 ( same as holding 2nd fret) for the other strings and tune normally
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#24
step 1: youtube
step 2: "how to tune to drop C"
step 3: ???????
step 4: PROFIT
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#25
Quote by winterXsolstice
ok, i have the same tuner as you. press the "flat" button 4 times, tune your e string down till it says e again. now press the "flat" button again till there are no more flats showing. ok, press the "flat" button 2 more times so there are only 2 flats showing, tune the rest od the strings to their appropriate notes.


this guy had it but forgot to mention to tune to standard.

1. press flat twice , tune high e, b,g,d,a strings to standard
2. press flat twice more tune low e string to standard

now you're in drop c
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#27
I think you need to know how to play guitar and understand where the notes are on the fingerboard before you even play in drop c. You need to understand that first
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#28
Quote by danyellenik
I think you need to know how to play guitar and understand where the notes are on the fingerboard before you even play in drop c. You need to understand that first

Exactly. I was just gona say that.
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#29
Just learn how to tune by ear.

Tune from E Standard to drop D, then D Standard, then Drop C.

Easy as pie if you'll just take the time to learn to tune.
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#30
Quote by dudetheman
Just learn how to tune by ear.

Tune from E Standard to drop D, then D Standard, then Drop C.

Easy as pie if you'll just take the time to learn to tune.


+1
That's exactly what I've been trying to say.
#31
to learn to tune by ear you have to have heard the note before lol
I haven't gotten too much into guitar theory (but after i finish my tour here in japan i do plan on taking at least 1 basic theory class), i play for fun, and i did manage to tune it to
drop C with the help of the tuner

And tuning by ear is hardly ever perfect, even though thats how i tune to drop D, and i like the notes to be right on so if something doesn't sound right, i know its my fault.

PS...the youtube how to tune to drop C videos all suck. EVERYONE OF THEM. Even the best one he only shows how to tune the top 3 strings and basically says, and then tune the rest. Especially the tune by ear ones...when they use a distortion when you have no effects pedals or an amp that has anything other than reverb 0_o