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Old 2005-03-14, 03:15
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Question drop C tuning correctly?

I just would like to know what the best way to put my guitar in drop c tuning is with minimal fret buzz. Should I block the tremelo and what strings should I use. My axe is a fender strat plus, ya know, when they made em with fender lace sensors
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Old 2005-03-14, 03:24
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You shouldn't get much fret buzz in drop c, have you tried it?
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Old 2005-03-14, 03:47
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I would just take a tuning device. Tune the guitar in standard D. ( First tune the low string to D then use harmonics to tune the rest ). Then just drop the low string untill it forms a powerchord when just hitting the upper 2 strings. Then it should be in drop C

Als i would use a pair of .10 strings ( .10 .13 .17 .26 .36 .46 )

I personally use a set of .13 string. ( .13 .17 .26 .36 .46 .62 ) but that's because i also tune to Bb. But it works well in D to. It just impossible to make a good bend

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Old 2005-03-14, 17:22
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ya, I have it in drop c right now. I even took it to a shop to have it set up. I had my tremelo blocked so that it didn't move and he changed that so now it took forever to tune because it kept pulling it up. Also there is alot of fret buzz on the lower strings with minimal on the others.
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Old 2005-03-15, 05:09
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maybe you should raise the action a bit and use more springs in the tremelo to keep it down

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Old 2005-03-15, 06:21
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first sell your stratocaster because it's gay, then buy a bc rich nj ironbird or a jackson of any sort. with your new guitar, get some .11 gauge strings, and standard tune it to D, just dropping the low string to C.
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Old 2005-03-15, 11:58
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ok, what makes my strat so gay though, fucking awesome tone when in concert tuning. I was thinking on getting an esp, ibanez, or jackson anyway, but really though, why is my guitar "bad?"
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Old 2005-03-15, 12:15
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hahaha, just don't listen to what Andrew says, hes the gay anyway, not your guitar...

For C tuning, Buy 0'11 strings man, don't put 0'13 on that guitar, like SFU says, its for B, Bb, A tunings.
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Old 2005-03-16, 23:27
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Strats are so gay that Trevor Peres from Obituary used one and last time I checked.........they fucking ruled!!!
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Old 2005-03-16, 23:35
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ok, what makes my strat so gay though, fucking awesome tone when in concert tuning. I was thinking on getting an esp, ibanez, or jackson anyway, but really though, why is my guitar "bad?"


i don't like their tone, and they have a fairly weak sound and only 21 frets.

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hahaha, just don't listen to what Andrew says, hes the gay anyway, not your guitar...

For C tuning, Buy 0'11 strings man, don't put 0'13 on that guitar, like SFU says, its for B, Bb, A tunings.


you're the gay AND the smelly bogan mofo

and I was the one who told him get some .11s!
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Old 2005-03-16, 23:41
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I don't even think it is worth tuning a guitar that low unless you have a separate guitar for just that tuning.
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Old 2005-03-17, 23:10
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Well, first off I love my strat, secondly I decided on the guitar that is going to get the sound I want, its an Ibanez rga121, love the tone and the way it looks. My entire setup is like a mutt now though, xxx head, jackson 4x12 cab, which I believe uses celestion speakers, and soon ibanez guitar. But, it gets the job done
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Old 2005-03-18, 19:07
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keep ur strat 4 standerd and drop d only or else ur gonna warp the neck and screw up the intonation... get ur new 1 the intonat and set the neck... put 11's on it and ur ready to go...

on a side note... i hate strats too... damn single coil pickups...
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Old 2005-03-20, 05:17
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keep ur strat 4 standerd and drop d only or else ur gonna warp the neck and screw up the intonation... get ur new 1 the intonat and set the neck... put 11's on it and ur ready to go...

on a side note... i hate strats too... damn single coil pickups...



You can get a good sound out of a single coil though. If you have a nice amp like he has the tone should be good.
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Old 2005-03-20, 05:40
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Don't buy a BC Rich because they suck and Andrew C sucks too.
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Old 2005-03-20, 06:20
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Don't buy a BC Rich because they suck and Andrew C sucks too.


hah, big call coming from someone who plays an essex....
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Old 2005-03-20, 06:37
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Essex and Paul Stanley thing rule and the BC Rich dosn't. Haha
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Old 2005-03-30, 17:36
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Essex and Paul Stanley thing rule and the BC Rich dosn't. Haha


BC rich are good when there good, but if there bad, u can barely call it a guitar anymore... IMO
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You can get a good sound out of a single coil though. If you have a nice amp like he has the tone should be good.


maybe so but i still prefer humbuckers ...
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Old 2005-04-01, 19:44
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my band is in drop C and I get little to no fret buzz
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