Re: drop-d tuning

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Posted by Emptyeye on November 27, 2000 at 16:13:50:

In Reply to: drop-d tuning posted by dena on November 26, 2000 at 19:28:07:

: Hey - i was wondering if there's any way to tune the 'e' down to a 'd' using harmonics? I haven't found an easy way to tune down the 'e' yet, and was hoping that there is some way i just haven't heard about.
What Asbestos Man suggested could work if you have a good ear for octaves. If not, then try this.
You know how you tune the A string off of the E (Assuming the E is in tune) by playing E at 5th fret, then tuning the A? Well, just do the reverse. Assuming the A is in tune (If not, well then you're out of luck), play the E at the SEVENTH fret (Instead of the 5th...this is to account for your dropping the whole step), then play the A. When the pitches match--assuming you turn the right string--you're in Drop-D tuning. If you accidentally turn the A instead, you'll be in E-B, which you don't want. :)
Hope that was of some help.

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