Dropped Strings

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by Hookha, Feb 23, 2006.

  1. Hookha


    Nov 6, 2005
    how i can do Drooped string? like dropped D or C
    and what this give my? sound aspect...
    and which string i need to drop?
  2. To play in a "drop" tuning, simply "drop" your E-string's tuning one whole step to "D". Or go further, down tune your entire guitar so that you're in "Drop C". If you're going to go that far down, it's a good idea to re-string your guitar, as well as get a new setup. With the reduced tension on the neck through the down-tuning you may end up with some warping and problems staying in tune. A good setup, from the beginning can help alleaviate this problem from the start.

    Drop D should be: DADG
    Drop C should be: CGCF

    I may be wrong, but I believe Drop C was/is a popular mandolin tuning. Anyone know anything about this?:confused:
  3. Hookha


    Nov 6, 2005
    so i need to lossen up the E string or to Stretching him?
    and if i need to stretch him, i need to stretch him to D?
    i mean to pass the G and tune to D?
    I feel that i go to tear the string
  4. other way. loosen it so that the pitch lowers one whole step.
  5. OneArmedScissor


    Feb 23, 2006
    Get the bass set up if you intend to use this tuning alot. And remember that the strings are gonna be heaps looser and may take time to adjust to it. What style of music do you play?