What tunings do you use?

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  1. mongey

    mongey SS.org Regular

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    For a while I turned my 7 up half step to c standard with a .009 and I never broke once. I actually really enjoyed it . maybe I should go back there
     
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    SlamLiguez Voidist

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    Just drop C on my six. Wanna get a seven to use the same tuning but with a low G, or B even. Not TOO low, just enough to dip into a slightly deeper register. I definitely spiraled into the lower=heavier school of thought in my younger years running around in drop G lol, but I think Drop C/B is a good middle ground for the type of extreme metal I play
     
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    I recently discovered a tuning I had never actually used before...EADGBE. I'm actually liking it quite a bit
     
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    A-E-A-E-A-C♯

    It's the best
     
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    Standard
    Drop C
    CGDGAD
    and lately CGCGCE
     
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    E
    Eb
    D
    I’m pretty boring haha
     
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    The c# seems like a missed opportunity for another e.
     
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    standard, Eb on LP with 11s, G on baby taylor, 432 on some axes...
     
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  9. spicevam

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    maybe visually but sound-wise it would be nothing special. The major 3rd on the top strings really seals the deal here and creates something unique
     
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  10. mongey

    mongey SS.org Regular

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    I was being a bit of a smart ass.
    But if you drop it to the minor doesn’t it open up more stuff. Way easier to fret up a half step to the 3rd from a barre minor then fret a minor a half behind.
     
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  11. spicevam

    spicevam SS.org Regular

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    in this example yes but generally both of those intervals simplify something so it works both ways. Ultimately though it isn't always about ergonomics and maybe the guy just likes the major sound
     
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    so first off @mongey you are right on the money regardless of smartassness - I discovered this tuning while using the tuning with a high E for a more open, octave'd, Led-Zep-'Friends'-but-dropped-to-A vibe, but then a buddy suggested switching it to the C# which @spicevam summed up perfectly, it really puts a unique twist on it.

    Also it just makes me think of riffs a tiny bit differently. Not so out of the box that im going in all different places, but the chord accents can get really wild.
     
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  13. Daddiikong

    Daddiikong Husband, Father, Musician, Guardian.

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    Both, my 7 and 5 strings are in standard B, but I have been considering dropping the bass to drop A.
     
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    Spicypickles Sweeps & Mops

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    Hmmm

    E standard
    Eb standard
    D standard
    C# standard
    Drop C
    CGCGCD
    BF#BEAC#F#
    Bb F Bb Eb F Bb Eb
    Drop Bb (7)
    EAEADGBE
    F Standard (8)
     
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    DADGBE

    Or C#G#C#F#A#D#
     
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    All my instruments (6's, 7's, 4 and 6 string bass) I have except my 8 string are frightfully boring, and as such are in standard tuning. I keep the 8 string in drop E, which I don't think is adventurous either, but they all work for what I do.
     
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    C Standard (.014-.067 strings)
    F Standard (1/2 step up; .012-.056 strings)
    I could just buy a 7 and tune it up, but I won't.

    Microtonal guitar is tuned to "almost C standard" with the highest string tuned up, i can't remember the exact tuning off the top of my head. I briefly had it in a stranger tuning which I may go back to as it was more playable.

    Basses:
    6 string half step up, .142 string set
    5 strings tuned a half step up, .142 or .136 set depending on scale length.
    4 string in C D'addario NYXL medium set
    Fretless in E D'addario black nylon tapewounds
     
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    Standard D, C# and Drop A
     
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  19. TonyFlyingSquirrel

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    I'm pretty straightforward.
    6: E-Standard, but can drop D by setting Tremol-No in Hard Tail or Dive Only.
    7: B-E Standard, but can drop A by setting Tremol-No in Hard Tail or Dive Only.
    Bari-Tele: Standard BEADF#B

    I want to build another TFS so that I can utilizing D Standard/Drop C for some things.
    I would also like another acoustic in Nashville Tuning for recording.
    Wouldn't mind an 8 string or 12 string Bass for supplemental recording also, being a Cheap Trick and Kings X fan.
     
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    7: Drop A (AEADGBE)
    8: same as 7, only E added (EAEADGBE)

    sometimes moving around for playing covers (my jackson B7 is at the moment in drop F# to do some Rivers of Nihil covers) but other than that I like to keep it simple :)
     
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