C Standard or "Drop" C?

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by PhatBasstard, Jul 7, 2013.

  1. C Standard (C, F, Bb, Eb)

  2. Drop C (C, G, C, F)

    0 vote(s)
  3. Double Drop C (C, A, D, G)

    0 vote(s)
  4. Drop Carrots (Why tune?!?)

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  1. PhatBasstard

    PhatBasstard Spector Dissector Supporting Member

    Feb 3, 2002
    Tacoma WA
    I've recently acquired another Spector (Forte 4) so I can leave it tuned for all the more recent Rock stuff that's in C.
    My other 4 has a D-Tuner for any Drop D stuff and my 6 covers any of the 5 and 6 string standard tuned stuff.

    I tuned my Forte to what I would call "C Standard" (C, F, Bb, Eb), keeping with normal 4ths across.
    However, I've noticed that many are tuning to what I would call "Drop C" (i.e. "D Standard": D, G, C, F with the D dropped to C, equaling C, G, C, F).
    I would imagine some, but not many, in E Standard drop their E all the way to C as the D-Tuner can do this ("Double Drop C"???).

    So just curious who's doing what:
    C Standard?
    Drop C?
    Double Drop C?

    Vote the Pole!
  2. Invisible_Kid

    Invisible_Kid Guest

    Jun 1, 2010
    I always tune standard. I have a fiver right now in A Standard since my guitarist is in Drop A. It's a little mental exercise whenever I have to follow what he plays on any other string, and it's way easier to deal with five unique notes per string than having seven on one.