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slowro
11-09-2012, 01:23 PM
What tuning do you play in most often and any particular reason?
I play in standard E (Most my favourite songs are in E and I like to challenge myself to play new things without changing tuning much)
I have to have perfect intonation so I never really change tuning either so I have convinced myself I NEED another PRS for drop-c. Maybe I have spent too much time on here :rofl:
Never really been into open tunings but I am dying to get my hands on an SE7 for more range :rock:

aduayer
11-09-2012, 01:36 PM
most of the time I spend in "standard" tunning. depending on the gig, half step low, some songs Drop D. my baritone, is a guitar that I only use to make textures when I am recording, so this one I use lots of different tunnings.

Sekunda
11-09-2012, 02:09 PM
The band I just left uses E flat drop D tuning. I never had any problems with my Stripped 58 or my CU22 in this tuning. I was using 10-46 D'Addarios. I am getting them back to normal tuning now and went back to GHS Boomers 10-46. It's kinda weird going back to standard after 2 years of playing tuned down...

Here is our ReverbNation if you guys want to check out a few tunes...

http://www.reverbnation.com/divinesorrow

Rodicus
11-09-2012, 02:23 PM
I have my CU24 tuned a whole step down to DGCFAD. I also play it in Drop C as well. I'm using 11-52's. I find that string gauge feels like 10's in standard tuning. I like to play a lot of metal and this tuning just works! I had a Strat and a Les Paul for standard tuning but I sold them a few months ago. After only owning one guitar for the last several months I've decided that I need a guitar for both a whole step down and standard tuning. New CU24 incoming as of yesterday! Pics whenever I get it!

LSchefman
11-09-2012, 03:30 PM
Standard tuning.

AP515
11-09-2012, 04:12 PM
About 80% standard, then Eb tuning for SRV type stuff and a small percentage Eb drop D. That Db bass note is killer.

sergiodeblanc
11-09-2012, 05:12 PM
A 440

Albrecht Smuten
11-10-2012, 07:10 AM
100% Drop D for the powerful sound of D power chord and easy changing of power chords in general.


I am dying to get my hands on an SE7 for more range :rock:

Me too :rock:

jrw32
11-10-2012, 07:54 AM
I play in standard E (Most my favourite songs are in E and I like to challenge myself to play new things without changing tuning much)
I have to have perfect intonation so I never really change tuning either

Man, that is me exactly! :) I do like alt tunings on acoustic a lot though.

solacematt
11-10-2012, 08:29 AM
CGCFAC mostly for my bands stuff.

aristotle
11-10-2012, 09:18 AM
Our 40-something voices require half-step down in order to hit the harmonies. Couple of songs open G (open Gb actually I guess) for the couple of stones songs that we do.

At home, I always tune standard in case I want to play along with something while I'm figuring it out. I never change setup - too lazy to setup some guitars for half-step down - and am always surprised at how I never notice any issues with intonation. I don't like a low setup, so maybe that has something to do with it....

cobrafast1
11-10-2012, 11:42 AM
Standard E tuning. If the key changes, I just transpose in my head and play.

slowro
11-10-2012, 01:22 PM
100% Drop D for the powerful sound of D power chord and easy changing of power chords in general.



Me too :rock:

Will this become Drop-A on the SE7? \m/

gush
12-26-2012, 08:21 PM
WE tune half step low to help our vocals. We also do a few songs in dropD. I keep my schecter C1 plus in a440 to play along with stuff im learning at home.

Woundtight
12-26-2012, 08:56 PM
Nothing like my DGT with those 11 ga. strings, tuned down a 1/2 step.

_pete_
12-26-2012, 09:37 PM
The band I'm in now is all in E standard.
We may be adding Kashmir to the setlist so I'll need to drag around another guitar for the DADGAD tuning.

John
12-28-2012, 01:35 PM
For the songs I write/with my band, play in drop C, D standard, or drop D. Occasionally, I have gone to drop B, or drop B flat while writing out some songs.
I stick with standard tuning whenever I did any of my jazz stuff, be it small group or when I was in ensemble.

JMintzer
12-28-2012, 05:21 PM
Standard tuning 99% of the time. But Drop D and Double Drop D for some acoustic stuff, and Double Drop D for "Cinnamon Girl"...


Jamie

thieves&foxes
12-28-2012, 05:38 PM
D - Standard / DADGAD half a step down / EABEBE

Harw00d
12-28-2012, 05:46 PM
Db Ab Db Gb Bb Eb for all the band stuff, thinking of going for drop C soon for our new material.