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Guitarists: Which is your favourite tuning?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Fuzzz, Jun 12, 2007.

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What's your favourite guitar tuning?

  1. standard EADGBe

    11 vote(s)
    35.5%
  2. dropped, eg. DADGBe

    3 vote(s)
    9.7%
  3. tuned down, eg. DGCFAD

    1 vote(s)
    3.2%
  4. tuned up using capo, eg. GCFA#DG

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. I don't tune my guitar

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. Other (please explain)

    6 vote(s)
    19.4%
  7. I have no guitar/opinion

    10 vote(s)
    32.3%
  1. Fuzzz

    Fuzzz you

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    I dunno if there are a lot of people who play the guitar around here, but if there are, which is your favourite guitar tuning.

    Mine's "Dropped D" btw, cause I love the sound when you slide in a dropped tuning.
     
  2. sysyphus

    sysyphus So they tell me

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    EADG. I play bass. Sometimes I drop to D (or lower if I'm playing Black Sabbath).
     
  3. Fuzzz

    Fuzzz you

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    I used to tune my guitar down 2 full steps (CFG#D#GC) a lot to get the Kyuss effect. When I played the bass, I only really liked the standard tuning, but only bassed for about a year or so.
     
  4. Wolfe Tone

    Wolfe Tone Which Way Did He Go?

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    I prefer standard myself. Although I have been known to dabble with dropped d
     
  5. Mise

    Mise isle of lucy

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    I can't stand dropped D myself...

    I like to play with all strings tuned down half a step. It suits my "vocal range"... :p
     
  6. Nylan

    Nylan Characters Welcome

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    I like dropped D quite a bit, although standard does have it's advantages.

    The tone of dropped and the speed at which you can play the lower chords, as well as the ability to play some uncommon ones, is what's hooked me.
     
  7. Left

    Left Real Game Out Here

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    Open G tuning, DGDGBD.

    I like to play slide so open tunings make it a lot easier.

    EDIT:

    What up
     
  8. fishlore

    fishlore Prince

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    I play with standard tuning most of the time. I have an old, crappy acoustic I keep in open E because I'm REALLY into the blues and play the slide guitar with it.
     
  9. nonconformist

    nonconformist Miserable

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    Standard tuning, I only go in dropped D when I'm faffing around with some RAtM.
     
  10. Ville

    Ville Deity

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    I usually use standard BEADGBE

    My favourite open tunings are
    Open Dm ADADFAD
    and
    Open C GCGCGCE

    And yes, that's 7-strings ;)
     
  11. Nylan

    Nylan Characters Welcome

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    You make me feel poor...
     
  12. nonconformist

    nonconformist Miserable

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    Does this include the use of a capo, becaus eI clip on my capo wherever I need to/I want.
     
  13. Ville

    Ville Deity

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    :confused:
    I'm sorry if I sounded like I'm bragging about having a 7-string guitar. Maybe should have used :) instead of ;) ...
     
  14. BobTheTerrible

    BobTheTerrible Just Another Bob

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    I play lots of metal, but I normally keep the guitar in standard.
     
  15. Harbringer

    Harbringer Your A One Flower Garden

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    I play in any tuning that im told to but i ussually keep in standard becuase if all else fails, fifteen years of playing can ussually convert on thespot;)
     
  16. taper

    taper Meet Tux

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    GRYBO. I only play Guitar Hero.
     
  17. Harbringer

    Harbringer Your A One Flower Garden

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    that doesnt change the tuning of the strings.......
     
  18. Che Guava

    Che Guava The Juicy Revolutionary

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    The Neil Young 'double d': DADGBd

    Also, the great soundgarden standard: CGCGGe
     
  19. emzie

    emzie wicked witch of the North

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    Favourite? CGDGBd

    variation of one of Pavement's tunings (CGDGBB)
     
  20. Left

    Left Real Game Out Here

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    DDDDdd

    Lou Reed Ostrich tuning. I'd use it if I was cool.
     

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