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post Feb 3 2017, 04:34 AM
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Tuned down a half step last week and haven't gone back to 440 since. Having a blast with slinky strings - even my tone sounds meaner and dirtier. Is this a bad habit to get into?
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post Feb 3 2017, 09:11 AM
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Tuned down a half step last week and haven't gone back to 440 since. Having a blast with slinky strings - even my tone sounds meaner and dirtier. Is this a bad habit to get into?


I have 1-2 friends that do this with acoustic guitar and yes it does make a difference in tone. For electric though I'm not sure, I mean since there are so many factors to tone maybe this is an indication of a needed gear change?

The only risk to me is (when needed) the capo can seriously damage frets if forgotten to be removed, just 1 night is enough for damage so be carful and make a habbit of removing it every use.

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post Feb 3 2017, 10:03 AM
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From my point of view, it's not a bad habit depending on what you're trying to achieve. Some people just want a different sound. The only reason I'd see it as a bad habit is if you'd do it just to make things be easier to pick, bend or whatever. Also you can always just tune it back up for different songs, it's not one of those tunings that requires change of strings so you can have the best of both worlds.


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post Feb 3 2017, 11:15 AM
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It's nothing bad nor anything good. Just a personal taste thing. Due to a temperament tuning we use, different keys have also a kind of factor od being more or less "sad or happy". Your feeling that it got "meanier" is correct smile.gif. Only thing to remember is to match string gauge to the tuning you use. Going 1 half step down, I would probably advice 11s.


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