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Old 2005-05-30, 11:19
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guitar tuning...

ok, im sure i've made this topic before, but i cant find it, so im gonna ask again. sorry

neways

is this true:

Drop B is (low to high) B F# B E G# C#
Drop A is (low to high) A E A D F# B

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if so, how do i get F#, G# and C# on my tuner? i have a cheapy korg chromatic tuner but i can never seem to tune any string to F#, G#, or C#.

any plus how do i get my string to be #? i can get it to be normal, like green in the middle, but how do i get it #? how far to the right do i tune it?

i hope you understand what im talking about, please ask more questions if you want me to elaborate.

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Old 2005-05-30, 11:30
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Press flat.
And, for where the note is, for example in drop A, F# tune to Gb (G flat).
C# = Bb (B flat)
G# = Ab (A flat)
F# = Gb (G flat)
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Old 2005-05-30, 18:17
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Press flat.
And, for where the note is, for example in drop A, F# tune to Gb (G flat).
C# = Bb (B flat)
G# = Ab (A flat)
F# = Gb (G flat)


o rite, sweet
i get it now

so is this correct then:

Drop B is (low to high) B F# B E G# C#
Drop A is (low to high) A E A D F# B


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thanks again for your help
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Old 2005-05-30, 18:18
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o rite, sweet
i get it now

so is this correct then:

Drop B is (low to high) B F# B E G# C#
Drop A is (low to high) A E A D F# B


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thanks again for your help


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Old 2005-05-30, 18:21
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sweet

thanks everyone!

you've cleared up something thats been pissing me off for ages

btw, just one more questions

what gauge strings should i use for those tunnings?
im currently using 10-46 slinkys
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Old 2005-05-30, 19:45
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This forum moves far too slowly for my liking

Anyway, I tune to B, drop A and A for the most part and use a set of 13's.
On this note actually I recently switched strings. I used to use a mix of D'addario and Rotosounds (Roto fro 1st, 2nd 3rd, D'add's for 4th, 5th and 6th). Well, I needed a string change but was short on cash, picked up a pack of Picato's.

These things are the bomb. Lasting longer than both of the above, sounding much better and as odd as it may sound, feel very good.
Best part is they are about a 1 or so cheaper than other competitors.

Just a little rant there
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Old 2005-05-30, 23:06
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wtf?

just tune the top string with the tuner and do the rest by ear
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Old 2005-05-31, 02:48
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for B tuning i just buy pack of .010 strings. Discard the high E string. And buy an low e string .070. you're gauges should be then .013 .017 .026 .036 .046 .070.

You van also use a .060 as low e string. But i use a .070 so it gives me room to drop it to A when i feel like playing some nile.
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Old 2005-05-31, 07:23
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isnt it

C# = Db (D flat)

i could be wrong, just wanted to make sure before i started
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Old 2005-05-31, 10:46
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isnt it

C# = Db (D flat)

i could be wrong, just wanted to make sure before i started



that's correct
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Old 2005-05-31, 10:52
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And its a great tuning to use imo
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Old 2005-05-31, 10:58
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And its a great tuning to use imo



it's one of the more kickass tunings indeed. I use it all the time on my rr-3
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Old 2005-05-31, 12:41
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sweet
im gonna block my trem before i try this tuning, because my guitar is currently set up for 10-46 and i want 13-56 for these tunings. so i would have to reset my guitar.

but im just gonna cut that hassel and just block the trem
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Old 2005-05-31, 13:03
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.013-.056 might be a bit heavy for C# tuning. I recommend the 0.10-.052. Or a .011 set.
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Old 2005-05-31, 16:00
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I agree, i think .10 - .052 is perfect for C#.... although i use those strings for all tunings (E to A ), it gets a little sloppy in B and A though
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Old 2005-05-31, 16:35
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I remember when i had to tune my (ex) Kelly down (from E standard) to B on a set of 09's for a music exam...it was like playing with slack rubber bands.
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im trying out some chimaira tunes and they use drop d down 1 step (i think thats what it is, im a n00b to all this tuning lingo) so thats CGCFAD...rite? but the problem is that i cant get C or F on my korg chromatic tuner. what do i do?

ino how to get C# and F# ( C# = Db, F# = Gb, thanks to you guys ) but how do i tune a string to C or F?

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im trying out some chimaira tunes and they use drop d down 1 step (i think thats what it is, im a n00b to all this tuning lingo) so thats CGCFAD...rite? but the problem is that i cant get C or F on my korg chromatic tuner. what do i do?

ino how to get C# and F# ( C# = Db, F# = Gb, thanks to you guys ) but how do i tune a string to C or F?

cheers
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drop d down one step = drop c

don't have no clue why you can't get C or F on you're tuner though
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