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  1. Guitar: Instrument Discussion
    I want to tune a guitar to D tuning, which if I understand correctly each string is to be dropped 1 whole step (from standard E tubing). Then, if I tune down the 6th string from D to C I'd be in Drop C tuning. If my understanding is correct, do I need anything other than standard strings to...
  2. Guitar: Theory & Playing
    my snark clip on tuner has numbers associated with the type of tuning that you are using like for instance for E standards it is displayed "440" and that number is adjustable....what would i change that number to if I wanted to tune to a half step down? and also what would i change it to if i...
  3. Guitar: Instrument Discussion
    What are the most minuscule tuning machines ever? Like, so small that you need a hex key to tune the strings! I'm wondering because it is interesting
  4. Music: Recording Studio
    Absolutely love Metal Machine, and have been using it forever, but it's very much a modern metal library, and ever since I moved up from D standard/Drop C to Eb I feel like some of the resonances are noticeably too low for the music and kind of bring the energy down. Toontrack has a "Pitch"...
  5. Guitar: Instrument Discussion
    So I don't venture outside of standard that often (mostly out of laziness). I want to learn a bunch of OSDM soon, and want to set up my beater in Eb. Anyways, I prefer tighter strings, so I use 10-46s in standard. Should I just use my 10s, and just deal with the fact that its a little looser...
  6. Guitar: Theory & Playing
    I remember someone pointing this out in some thread, but can't find it. So, what's the best tuner calibration for Eb tuning? (my Korg Pitchblack goes from 436--445 Hz.)
  7. Guitar: Instrument Discussion
    All floyds was blocked to dive-only so I needed a floating too! Had only a shit Kramer neck that I couldn't fret level properly. So I took the neck from my old Fender Musicaster, put it on the Warmoth body. Tuning stability = :metal: Apparently, you really dont have to have a locking nut for...
  8. Guitar: Instrument Discussion
    Hi, My first post here. I'm trying dropping down to B standard tuning and I'm a bit stuck as to which string gauge to use. I play an LTD EC401 and I've just tried Ernie Ball 11-54 which are a bit too loose. Without me wasting more money I don't really have, does anyone play in this tuning...
  9. Guitar: Tech, Electronics and DIY
    So on my "normal" guitars (All inline, 25.5 scale necks) I use Ernie Ball Skinny Top Heavy Bottom (10-52 gauge) strings, and they work well for Standard Tuning, Drop D, D Standard, Drop C, and C Standard. I have a reverse headstock guitar that I plan on modding (Has regular gauge strings), and...
  10. Guitar: Instrument Discussion
    Just curious, how did you come to choosing your "go-to" guitar tuning? Was it a tuning your favorite artist used? Was it based on your vocal range? Was it just what sounded and/or felt right to you? Was it a "fuck it, it works if it isn't broke don't fix it" thing?
  11. Guitar: Instrument Discussion
    Has anyone here ever done that before? Is it possible to tune it up (AEADGBEA or AEADGBEG#), on a 26.5 scale?
  12. Guitar: Theory & Playing
    Listening to and playing death metal all the time means I rarely play my suhr so recommend me something to learn in E standard that is fun and a bit challenging to play. I've never been a fan of metallica or megadeth so ignore them!
  13. Guitar: Instrument Discussion
    Yes yes, another comparison thread..I don't have access to play either one of these exact models but I'm familiar with the neck shapes of both. As mentioned, I'm looking for a new guitar that will be setup in drop B or C and have come across two really good deals that I'm trying to decide...
  14. Guitar: Tech, Electronics and DIY
    True Believers and Floyd Rose Fanatics! The new episode of This is Why You Suck is just for you! Ever wanted to rip your hair out while trying to change tunings or string gauges on your tremolo-equipped guitar? Boy do i ever have a cool trick for you. Using my method, you'll be able to change...
  15. Guitar: Instrument Discussion
    I noticed this today! I have always been under the impression the bridge pickup is what you should tune with. I may keep doing that, but read on, this is weird! :ugh: Warmoth superstrat bridge pickup = spot on Warmoth superstrat neck pickup = slightly down Barrington HSS superstrat bridge...
  16. Guitar: Tech, Electronics and DIY
    My Jackson SLAT3-6 (OFR) has gone to shit as of last week. It's been one of my most solid guitars which I've used live every week since I bought it about 4 months ago, capable of divebombing for days. Now, all of a sudden, it's VERY out of tune with trem use. I'm not talking about a little...
  17. Guitar: Tech, Electronics and DIY
    Hi:-) I hope theres a Evertune expert here. I have a 25,5 scale lenght guitar setup with Evertune in standard tuning. The other day i wanted to try to tune it down to drop C. But i could not turn the hex key clockwise enough to hit the right tune on the b and high e string. I use Daddario EXL...
  18. Guitar: Instrument Discussion
    STILLLLLLLLL Floyd tuning problems (SOLVED!) (yes, I've set up several OFR and Gotoh floyds to work PERFECTLY) The Manowarcaster and the Barrington had new Gotoh Floyds installed, and at first they didn't keep tuning at all so I: Put new springs in Made sure necks was tight etc etc etc (yes...
  19. Guitar: Theory & Playing
    That Eb tuning is better than D tuning? My mind has been blown. Years ago I just decided DGCFAD (I played lots of Kreator and Death in my formative years) was the ultimate metal tuning and tuned all my guitars to it across the board. Recently while recording I felt like there was a certain...
  20. Guitar: Tech, Electronics and DIY
    Anyone using tuning knobs/buttons like these knurled ones from Schaller? Im thinking of ordering a set of Schaller locking tuners with those knobs.
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