Alternate Tunings :D

Discussion in 'Beginner's Q&A Forum' started by r@zor2, Mar 29, 2009.

  1. r@zor2

    r@zor2 New Member

    Hey Guys
    I just Tuned my guitar to a whole step down i.e DGCFAD just to play crazy train cover by Zakk Wylde (love that version) i was just playing around with that tuning and i gotta say i love it.
    Some ques :-
    1) Will it harm my strings if i keep my guitar in Standard D tuning(DGCFAD). I use D'Addario XL 9 strings
    2) What are the tunings that u guys like to play in?
    3) i find it a lot easier to play in this tuning . Its not just the bends but everything else , and i can play a lot faster than in Standard E tuning .....Reasons?
  2. supernic

    supernic New Member

    Just make sure that the tuning is lower than the standard tuning EBGDAe. The neck will bend if you keep the tuning higher than the standard one for a long period of time. E.g. If you tune the 6th string to D its okay, if you try to make it F or G the tension will be very high.
  3. r@zor2

    r@zor2 New Member

    So no probs right cause the tuning is a whole step down as a matter of fact the tension is lower than the Standard tuning

  4. Harsh Kumar

    Harsh Kumar The Official IGT Jester

    If you wanna keep it that way then fine tune your bridge accordingly.
    Then no probs, go high go low!!
    go whatever!!

    Also try out the tuning CAFCFC
    Play regular songs to get cool sounds
  5. r@zor2

    r@zor2 New Member

    Tune my bridge ?
    I dont use my tremolo
    how do u tune to CAFCFC the octaves are confusing

    PS:- U in the MIT band ?? Cool
  6. r@zor2

    r@zor2 New Member

    cant find that tuning anywhere wat is it called?

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