1. Please take 30 seconds to register your free account to remove most ads, post topics, make friends, earn reward points at our store, and more!  

E flat tuning

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by straylightrun03, Sep 21, 2003.

  1. how would i tune down to e flat tuning without the use of a chromatic tuner?
  2. Use a piano or keyboard!
  3. Meehaw


    Jun 11, 2003
    Gdynia, Poland
    Provided that you are already in standard tuning, tune down the G string half a step to F#(4th fret, D string)and then the usual stuff(i.e. open string-fifth fret or the harmonic on the 7th and 5th frets).
    If you want to downtune only the E string, tune it down in the way that the 6th fret-E string is the same pitch as an open A string.
    Hope that helps :)
  4. First fret will be your E - A - D - G if you have a set tone tuner. So just fret the first and tune.

    I tend to ask guitarist these days "Do you tune to A=440 or do you think you're Stevie Ray?". 2 of my last 3 guitarists felt the guitar "sounded and responded" better in Eb :rolleyes:
  5. haha don't you hate that? I understand that tuning down half a step makes bending easier when you use big ole strings but it's so annoying to us bass players. It's even worse when the metalheads think it somehow makes things "heavier" :)
  6. Primary

    Primary TB Assistant

    Here are some related products that TB members are talking about. Clicking on a product will take you to TB’s partner, Primary, where you can find links to TB discussions about these products.

    Mar 3, 2021

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.