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J05H  
9 Aug 2009 00:57 | Quote
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i like to tune to drop c cuz its heavy and perfect or harmonizing
carlsnow  
9 Aug 2009 07:24 | Quote
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eadgbe 95% of the time
and
dadgad 2.5%
and
dadgbd 2.5%
ironman91313  
9 Aug 2009 09:21 | Quote
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Standard.
EMB5490  
9 Aug 2009 09:22 | Quote
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standard, possibly eflat not somtimes bc of the singer
Ozzfan486  
9 Aug 2009 10:28 | Quote
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I'm really digging E Flat [Eb]. And if anyone didn't quite understand what EMB meant with the singing thing, E flat is just tuning down a 1/2 step, therefore it gives the singer a little more slack as to not strain his voice trying to keep in key.
telecrater  
9 Aug 2009 10:29 | Quote
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I stick with standard but also like flat "grunge" tuning of Eb
case211  
9 Aug 2009 11:53 | Quote
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Eb, most guys used it in the 80s and it really helps out with my using modes. I get to use Ab Major and A Major all the way up the neck now.
Gill555  
9 Aug 2009 11:58 | Quote
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Eb and D standard are my favorite tunings, makes it easier to sweep pick. When i play with my friends i'm in Drop D.
AlexB  
9 Aug 2009 13:47 | Quote
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Standard and Drop E Sometimes,Meshuggah Style!
Ozzfan486  
9 Aug 2009 14:22 | Quote
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AlexB says:
Drop E


Holy *** dude.
AlexB  
9 Aug 2009 16:10 | Quote
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Actually In my 6 string guitars its just standar tuning,just and octave lower Haha,but the real deal is a Tuned Down 8 string guitar,pure Awesomeness
kellenman  
9 Aug 2009 18:18 | Quote
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i use open E for slide guitar, but i mostly use standard
patleh  
9 Aug 2009 20:49 | Quote
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regular
Schecter_player  
9 Aug 2009 23:19 | Quote
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I'm usually in Standard E, but i would way rather be in Standard D than Drop D.
Ozzfan486  
9 Aug 2009 23:25 | Quote
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Uhh isn't that the same thing?
J05H  
10 Aug 2009 00:11 | Quote
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to ozzfan

no its like dropc but insted of the low string being to c its tuned to d
JazzMaverick  
10 Aug 2009 16:09 | Quote
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I like to tune to chords when I'm just messing around. I recommend (insist, really) that you all tune your guitar to your favourite chord at least once.

But when I'm studying I'm in standard tuning.
keithmark13  
10 Aug 2009 16:12 | Quote
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D Standard and Drop C
Ozzfan486  
10 Aug 2009 17:10 | Quote
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@ Jo5h - Oh okay. I only know E,Eb,D, and a little bit of C [I know what to do with "The big string" and the second biggest].
league  
10 Aug 2009 17:12 | Quote
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Standard FTW

although I often use Drop D half step down
and E flat.

I have 3 different electric guitars with those tunings.
J05H  
10 Aug 2009 21:03 | Quote
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ozz fan

c tuning is
low to high

CGCFAD
Schecter_player  
11 Aug 2009 00:09 | Quote
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For most tunings (dropped tunings and standard tunings) the notes going down are all the same interval from the 5th string.
i.e. ADGBE 1-4-7b-2-5
GCFAD 1-4-7b-2-5
I hope that makes some sense.
It works better if you relate it to the 6th string in standard tuning, but then it doesn't work for dropped tunings. the point of that was just to give a rough way of figuring your way into a tuning with a "one size fits most rule". Pay attention to the wording though!

p.s. if i'm wrong come out and correct me for everyone's sake. (mostly mine)
J05H  
11 Aug 2009 00:48 | Quote
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go to my forum called

Lyrics by J05H

in the songwriting section

but no stealing my songs or ill find you
Crunch  
11 Aug 2009 01:10 | Quote
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I use standard almost exclusively for writing. I have learned songs in Drop D, Drop C, and all kinds of opens for other people's stuff. I usually mess around with them after I'm done learning the songs, but I usually end up tuning back to standard pretty quickly.
Heather  
11 Aug 2009 08:55 | Quote
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Standard, although if I'm geting bored of it on ocassion I like to just tune all the strings to their basic notes but flat.
guitarmastergod  
11 Aug 2009 15:15 | Quote
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i like D standard, drop C, Eb standard and, drop A#
toastninja  
11 Aug 2009 15:22 | Quote
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Im usually play in drop d but i also like standard tuning. I won't go any lower than drop c though.
Guitarslinger124  
11 Aug 2009 15:44 | Quote
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I've been playing Drop D and drop C forever now. Although sadly enough, I've only have the time to pick up my guitar once maybe twice a week and I've been diggin' E standard recently.

shreadhead96  
22 Aug 2009 13:46 | Quote
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i love standard tuning and rarley i use deop d. im not big into metal with all those crazy tunings
carlsnow  
22 Aug 2009 16:42 | Quote
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shreadhead96 says:
i love standard tuning and rarley i use deop d. im not big into metal with all those crazy tunings


me either -- 7 string guitars(fpor the 1-5 reason) annoy me as do 2 finger "chords"
(it's only a chord when ya have three or more notes, lol and octaves don't count as a note)
i teach (just fini fer the day sooooo many kids who are somehow stuck on the idea that an A-note + E-note = A-chord
aarrgghh ... thats an interval fer chrissake
but
wine after 7 hours teaching makes me ****y
so-apologies to any offended

i just get pissed off when i teach a new 'shredder-student who can tap-dance all over the neck, but lacks the skill to for a Cmaj7
and remember ...


RAWK!
Cs
soy.el.che  
22 Aug 2009 19:02 | Quote
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i use mostly
eadgbe
dadgbd
dadgbe
eabgbe
nater2  
22 Aug 2009 21:19 | Quote
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standard. maybe drop D
Lewwis  
23 Aug 2009 08:11 | Quote
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Drop C# all the way.

Drop C# + PRS = face melting
JustJeff  
23 Aug 2009 11:45 | Quote
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I think Jazz and I are the only ones that are more experimental with alternate tunings here :-P

One of my favorites is CGDGBbD and DGDGBbD. Has a great sound to it :-P
JazzMaverick  
23 Aug 2009 21:50 | Quote
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Haha I agree with Jeff. Plus those are great tunings. I've played in CGDGBbD quite a lot, I can make some great music from that. Actually, I also think it has a lot to do with our inspiration too.
aterrell  
24 Aug 2009 19:45 | Quote
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Mostly Standard or Drop D, Open D when I play slide which is rarely. I tuned to Open Dmin7 once. That was a trip lol.
shreadhead96  
26 Aug 2009 15:30 | Quote
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me either -- 7 string guitars(fpor the 1-5 reason) annoy me as do 2 finger "chords"
(it's only a chord when ya have three or more notes, lol and octaves don't count as a note)
i teach (just fini fer the day sooooo many kids who are somehow stuck on the idea that an A-note + E-note = A-chord
aarrgghh ... thats an interval fer chrissake
but
wine after 7 hours teaching makes me ****y
so-apologies to any offended

i just get pissed off when i teach a new 'shredder-student who can tap-dance all over the neck, but lacks the skill to for a Cmaj7


i think the same thing
Afro_Raven  
26 Aug 2009 18:25 | Quote
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My favourite tuning is EEEEEE.

But sometimes when I'm feeling a bit 'out there' I like to mix things up a bit with DDDDDD, which I find really opens up a load of tonal possibilities.

I used to know a guy who tuned to EEEEED, but he was just crazy; I had to stop hanging round with him because his tuning was just blowing my mind and I severely couldn't cope with it.

Afro
JustJeff  
26 Aug 2009 21:55 | Quote
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Isn't there a Goo Goo Dolls song that's tuned to something like DEEEEE?

Anyone know off the top of their head what the tuning is for iris?
RA  
26 Aug 2009 23:04 | Quote
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Lou reed once used DDDDDD

@Carl check out George Van eps and Lenny Breau(later in his career)



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