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Drop D Tuning....

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by Lady Jayde, Jul 19, 2002.


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  1. Lady Jayde

    Lady Jayde

    Jul 17, 2002
    Florida
    Could someone please explain this to me... I'm totally lost on this matter still....
     
  2. kaboom133

    kaboom133

    Oct 19, 2001
    Latrobe PA
    tune the e string to d, it's simple. i just use a tuner.
     
  3. Lady Jayde

    Lady Jayde

    Jul 17, 2002
    Florida
    I've been told it is a bit more difficult than that... But i'm still alittle lost..
     
  4. Pacman

    Pacman Layin' Down Time Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2000
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Endorsing Artist: Roscoe Guitars, DR Strings, Aguilar Amplification
    That's all you do. Tune your E string down one step to D.
     
  5. cap

    cap

    Aug 8, 2001
    Hickam Hawaii
    Regular tuning - Hold the top string on the 5th fret to get an "A"
    Drop D - Hold the top string on the 7th fret to get an "A"

    doesnt get much simpler than that. Hope this helps

    -cap
     
  6. bassplaya18241

    bassplaya18241

    Jul 19, 2002
    Ohio
    ok.. i found this out by my own... if fou have a 4 string bass, tuned to EADG, you obviously need to tune down the string. But if you have a four string tuner (mostlikely) and u want to tune E to low D... place ur finger on second fret (F#) and pluck the string with the tuner on... the tuner will say it is G or D right away... so with ur finger on the 2nd fret of the E string, tune down the string until the tuner says the string is on E. To drop C... do the same thing but have ur finger on the fourth fret (G#)... good luck!
     
  7. Lady Jayde

    Lady Jayde

    Jul 17, 2002
    Florida
    i think i just went crazy... i'm stupid.. i guess i was just confused from to much bad info i recieved..
     
  8. just tune the damn e-string to d!!!
     
  9. Cort45

    Cort45

    Mar 1, 2002
    US, TX, Austin
    chill...

    anyways, play the e string on the 7th fret and tune down the e until it has the same pitch as the a string.
     
  10. bassplaya18241

    bassplaya18241

    Jul 19, 2002
    Ohio
    Post deleted due to inappropriate remarks - mod
     
  11. Bob Clayton

    Bob Clayton Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2001
    Deptford, NJ
    tune down so the second fret on the E string is an "E" or make the 12th fret on the E string sound the same as the open D string

    bp13
     
  12. Pacman

    Pacman Layin' Down Time Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2000
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Endorsing Artist: Roscoe Guitars, DR Strings, Aguilar Amplification
    I think we're done here.
     



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