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Praetorian
post Aug 26 2008, 01:34 PM
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Is the low E string the only one you adjust from standard tuning to get to Drop D? I heard that you tune it down to match the tone of the standard tuned D string. Is that it?! Sounds pretty simple!


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post Aug 26 2008, 01:35 PM
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QUOTE (Praetorian @ Aug 26 2008, 01:34 PM) *
Is the low E string the only one you adjust from standard tuning to get to Drop D? I heard that you tune it down to match the tone of the standard tuned D string. Is that it?! Sounds pretty simple!


yeah just drop the e to d and thats it...


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post Aug 26 2008, 01:37 PM
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QUOTE (Outlaw2112 @ Aug 26 2008, 08:35 AM) *
yeah just drop the e to d and thats it...


Wow...pretty cool, I'll give that a shot! Standard D tuned to 440 correct?


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post Aug 26 2008, 01:44 PM
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QUOTE (Praetorian @ Aug 26 2008, 08:37 AM) *
Wow...pretty cool, I'll give that a shot! Standard D tuned to 440 correct?


Yes but be careful if you have a floating bridge. With a floater, when you drop the E, it will de-tune the rest of the strings.


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post Aug 26 2008, 01:45 PM
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Drop D - D A D G B E

Double Drop D - D A D G B D

D Standard - D G C F A D
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QUOTE (skennington @ Aug 26 2008, 08:44 AM) *
Yes but be careful if you have a floating bridge. With a floater, when you drop the E, it will de-tune the rest of the strings.


I am actually glad you mentioned that. I was trying to think about that, because there is less tension on the bridge. Ahh...I am not good enough to notice the small detune I don't think! tongue.gif


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post Aug 26 2008, 01:46 PM
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Pinched harmonics work the best on the 6th (dropped D string). Give it a try


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QUOTE (Emir Hot @ Aug 26 2008, 08:46 AM) *
Pinched harmonics work the best on the 6th (dropped D string). Give it a try


Oh cool! I am glad to hear that because I still cannot do a pinch harmonic well yet!


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post Aug 26 2008, 02:04 PM
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QUOTE (steve25 @ Aug 26 2008, 02:45 PM) *
Drop D - D A D G B E

Double Drop D - D A D G B D

D Standard - D G C F A D


excellent explanation, there are also
Drop C: C G C F A D
and Drop B, double drop B, etc. and lot of Open tunings !!!


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post Aug 26 2008, 03:54 PM
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QUOTE (Praetorian @ Aug 26 2008, 02:34 PM) *
Is the low E string the only one you adjust from standard tuning to get to Drop D? I heard that you tune it down to match the tone of the standard tuned D string. Is that it?! Sounds pretty simple!


You have to intonate if you do that.

1:it's not really that cool.
2: intonation is boring.
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post Aug 26 2008, 10:05 PM
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QUOTE (Juan M. Valero @ Aug 26 2008, 02:04 PM) *
excellent explanation, there are also
Drop C: C G C F A D
and Drop B, double drop B, etc. and lot of Open tunings !!!


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