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how do you tune in drop D?

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by bobaweeka, May 31, 2001.

  1. bobaweeka


    Jan 2, 2001
    I cannot figure out how to tune in drop D. Right now I have a cheap Quiktune tuner that only tunes basic pitches (EADG). Can somebody please direct me in the right direction of how to tune in drop D? Thanks in advance.
  2. Hategear

    Hategear Workin' hard at hardly workin'.

    Apr 6, 2001
    Appleton, Swissconsin
    I generally use the fifth fret on the A string to drop my E to a D. Fret the D on your A string and pluck it along with your E string. Drop the tuning of your E string until it matches the tone of your fretted D. When you first start, you should hear that the tones don't "jive" together. Just detune until they do. Also, remember to tune up to pitch rather than down, meaning: It's best to drop your E past D and then tune back up to D. Hope that helps you somewhat.
  3. bobaweeka


    Jan 2, 2001
    Yep, I think that did the trick. Thanks :cool:

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