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Old 2005-03-19, 04:22
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Originally Posted by 4d5e6f
Ok, this might sound silly, but I thought drop d was lower than normal? Guitar strings go (lowest to highest) EADGBe? So wouldn't tuning the E to D make the guitar higher pitched?

No, dropping to D makes the string lower pitched than standard since to drop to D you have to 'go back' a whole tone. 440MH on your tuner is concert pitch and is what the whole of an orchestra would tune to. I'd ignore this and get a chromatic tuner that will tell you what note you are tuning to.
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