Tunings you use the most?

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    8_8-88-8_8_88_8_88_8_8-8_ SS.org Regular

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    Capo. Spider Capo. Spider Capo. More frets, longer scales. I'm even trying to get custom pins made for the spider capos, have a guy here that wants to fabricate a bunch for me out of something else.

    Just in case someone from the spider capo company sees this, stop fking charging $30 for a stick you can get from asia for $5. Everybody should just get spider capo alternatives from aliexpress. Just make a good stick and charge people for exotic pins, they will have different tones and you can get return customers instead of having to charge people $30 for something that clearly doesn't need to cost $30. More people using them would make them realize that they're actually one of the best things ever and then you'd start making pins and I wouldn't have to CALL PEOPLE TO CUSTOM FABRICATE OBSCURE PINS FOR A TOOL THEYVE NEVER HEARD BEFORE
     
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    AlexCorriveau ESP obsessed

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    C# standard is the magic tuning for me.
     
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    cwhitey2 BlackendCrust Metal™

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    Good old drop c and b for me.

    I do a lot of writing in b but band practice is mostly in c. I play everything the same in both tunings, no transposing. Things generally sound better that half step up in the band.
     
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    ThePhilosopher Reason User Contributor

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    Open C, Open Bb, Open G (GDGDGB), and fifths (F-e).
     
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    :cool:

    I use 11-64 for standard tuning on a 7. I love the higher tension and resonance of thicker gauge strings. The band I play in has a lot of huge chords and arpeggiation and this setup makes everything sound huge.

    I'm receiving my first fanned fret guitar in a couple days (there's a blizzard warning on the day it's supposed to arrive :mad:). Can't wait to feel the extra tension on the low strings.
     
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    lewis SS.org Regular

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    I use Drop G# (ab) for everything on my 8 string.
    Sometimes I drop the 7th string down to make it a drop pattern and primarily use that key for songs and othertimes I drop the G# low down to an F instead and use that Key
     
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    So, the low string up a full step and then the rest up two full steps from the factory tuning (low to high) F#BEADGBE?

    So... (low to high) G#C#F#BEAC#F#

    That's a cool idea. :yesway:
     
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    lewis SS.org Regular

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    yes :yesway: or you can also make it an open tuning too which sounds great aswell so throw a few more G#'s in there :shred:
    all of which work and sound great. And mixes up different keys a little easier for people who rely solely on open lows for the songs which is a habbit Im trying to break atm

    EDIT: depending on guitar scale, the low has to be quite thin to avoid snapping under tension if using an open tuning. I just picked up a fanned fret so I should be finally sorted in that regard.
     

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