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Drop D Tuning

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by Maidenrulz, Jul 9, 2001.


  1. Hey,
    Can anyone out there tell me how to tune to drop d with the
    use of a tuner. I have one of those tuner's with the cent scale
    thing and I tried to tune the e string down to d but it won't come up so I don't know what to do. Someone out there please help me.
     
  2. Hategear

    Hategear Workin' hard at hardly workin'.

    Apr 6, 2001
    Appleton, Swissconsin
    Search, my young Jedi. Search.
     
  3. 4 brave mice

    4 brave mice Guest

    Jun 28, 2001
    utica, ny
    why use a tuner man...when you tune down to a drop D, just turn your e string back 360 degrees, and you are in the ballpark already, then match it to your higher d string...the two notes should harmonize...and you got it.
     
  4. rickbass

    rickbass Supporting Member

    Two possible ways to go, (I didn't want to see you hanging);

    If you're tuning the entire bass, fret your E at the second fret and tune that to the E on your tuner.

    If you're just dropping the E, fret your E at the 7th fret and tune to your A.

    If you stop and think about about it, it's pretty logical, (as long as you know basic scales :D )

    As Hategear mentioned, a search engine will find you more sites about it than you can handle. Evidently, the guitar heroes love it.