Alternate Tunings
Kristofer Dahl
Dec 19 2010, 11:53 AM
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Which tunings do you prefer and for what style?

The only one I have really used is dropped D which Marcus Lavendell introduced me to.

Had I been more insightful when starting out on the guitar I might have never used standard tuning though - as its logic can be questioned.

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Dec 19 2010, 12:02 PM
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I like all sorts of tunings.

Half step down whole step down drop d drop c.

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Gitarrero
Dec 19 2010, 12:08 PM
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My three favourites are standard, half step down and drop D. Actually, I love drop D and I wrote my very first complete song in that tuning (check it on my youtube channel wink.gif ). So a big thanks to Lian and Gabriel who introduced me to this tuning!
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Conrad Harpham
Dec 19 2010, 12:51 PM
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i like open E or G for some nice slide blues!

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Frederik
Dec 19 2010, 02:19 PM
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I like DADGAD for folk and just other weird open tunings. It sprouts creativity

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MonkeyDAthos
Dec 19 2010, 02:55 PM
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QUOTE (Frederik @ Dec 19 2010, 01:19 PM) *
I like DADGAD for folk and just other weird open tunings. It sprouts creativity



Standard E and D ( Drop D and C) q: that's what i use most

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thefireball
Dec 19 2010, 03:11 PM
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I like drop tunings more than than standard now. I learned drop d tuning from Paul Gilbert......No, not personally! tongue.gif It was on a DVD from my guitar starterpack. biggrin.gif

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Dec 19 2010, 05:32 PM
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I currently like playing in D standard, but Eb is also one of my all time favorites. I've got my guitar strung up with 11's so when I play in standard it sounds killer. I always seem to get the best tone, crunch and tightness when playing in standard, but obviously can't get that beefy sound of a drop tuning.

So Kris, what is it about standard tuning you find illogical?

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Cosmin Lupu
Dec 19 2010, 05:46 PM
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Hey Guys smile.gif

Aside from the standard, I use the altered form of drop A (just like in the lesson) and also drop C for some other songs.
I love downtuning like nothing else biggrin.gif

What do you guys find useful at these tunings?


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Vinod Saranga
Dec 19 2010, 06:12 PM
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Drop D tuning and

DGDGBE biggrin.gif

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MonkeyDAthos
Dec 19 2010, 10:47 PM
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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Dec 19 2010, 04:46 PM) *
Hey Guys smile.gif

Aside from the standard, I use the altered form of drop A (just like in the lesson) and also drop C for some other songs.
I love downtuning like nothing else biggrin.gif

What do you guys find useful at these tunings?



i found more comfortable playing in drop C than in E standard

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Cosmin Lupu
Dec 19 2010, 10:51 PM
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QUOTE (MonkeyDAthos @ Dec 19 2010, 09:47 PM) *
i found more comfortable playing in drop C than in E standard


well, it usually depends on the context biggrin.gif but of course drop C has a lot of power

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Ivan Milenkovic
Dec 29 2010, 09:37 PM
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E standard for regular playing, Eb standard for blues with thicker strings, drop D for metal and drop C for metal/stoner rock. I also like to make open tunings on treble strings when recording something with slide.

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Bogdan Radovic
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I prefer standard E for all the funk/rock stuff I play. I need the tension on my bass for slap style. Eventually I use dropped D tuning when I need more depth.

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