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drw84215
post Mar 4 2008, 08:12 PM
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i want to play metal in C tuning. whats the tuning? Not drop C. do i get this by tuning each string two whole steps down?
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post Mar 4 2008, 08:15 PM
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Yes, two wholesteps down from standard E.


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post Mar 4 2008, 08:42 PM
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so it would be C-F-A#-D#-G-C right? now what abut string size. should i go to a heavyer gauge?

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post Mar 4 2008, 08:47 PM
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11's are best for c or b tunings


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post Mar 4 2008, 08:54 PM
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Yes, I would go with 11-54.


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post Mar 4 2008, 09:26 PM
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Are 11-54 the best for Drop C tuning too? Or would 10 do?


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post Mar 4 2008, 10:22 PM
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10s will do.. but the strings might sound a bit floppy


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post Mar 4 2008, 10:45 PM
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I personally like 10-52 for drop C, but you could make it work with 10-46. 11's get too stiff for me at D, plus I set up the bow in my neck to handle 9-46 gauge tension @ Standard E tuning, 11's at drop C adds too much tension and I can feel the strings start to get higher off the fretboard.
So ya, I would try to keep the string tension the same for every tuning you use, so the bigger the gauge you use, the lower the tuning, there's no device to do this (well, there probably is) I usually just go by feel. It's makes it easier on the guitar, and the strings will have the same elasticity as you're used too.


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post Mar 4 2008, 11:19 PM
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If i would use C tuning, i think i would used 12' strings .. smile.gif


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post Mar 5 2008, 10:46 PM
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Definitely go for 12 or even 13, thin strings are not really useful when you tune down a guitar that much, they will get too sloppy.


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