E to C#

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by Dave Castelo, May 31, 2001.

  1. Dave Castelo

    Dave Castelo

    Apr 19, 2000
    Ok, my bandmates asked me to detune my E string to C# to play deftones stuff... i always played an octave up, but i´m considering playing with the right tunning...

    so my question is regarding the trust rod (in the headstock of my MIM Jazz)... i heard that modifying this will make the string less floppy when tuned to C#


    should i spin it clockwise or counter-clockwise?
    i want to make the string a little more tight.

    and how much?... i heard it´s a delicate procedure... i have never done it... i think i´ll ask my guitarist.
  2. DONT...ASK....YOUR....GUITARIST! :p heh heh heh
    I've had too many bad experiences with them!

    I would say, get some heavier strings first.
  3. Suburban


    Jan 15, 2001
    lower mid Sweden
    OK, I've never tried this, or heard of any who did.
    But, I am a Mechanic Engineer, and from my knowledge, there should be zero influence.
    String tightness have nothing to do with relief. The influences on tightness come from string length, gauge and tension (f=1/2L*sqr(T/G))

    Try heavier strings, or much better yet, a fiver bass!
  4. Dave Castelo

    Dave Castelo

    Apr 19, 2000
    thanks guys... i will look for a heavy E string
  5. Are you talking about only tuning your E down to C#? Like a dropped C# tuning?
  6. Dave Castelo

    Dave Castelo

    Apr 19, 2000
    yes, only E string to C#... i´m getting used to it :)

    i think i just need a heavy string... it´s not that floppy...