who uses alternate tunings here

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  1. 07 road house

    07 road house Senior Stratmaster

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    I have done some Eb and open tuning
     
  2. bobthecanadian

    bobthecanadian Strat-O-Master

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    I have tuned a semi-tone or a whole tone flat, played drop D, DADGAD and a little open G. They are all a different kind of fun but I always come back to standard tuning. When I want to play a different tuning nowadays I just pick up my mandolin and pull my hair out trying to figure out what to do. Lots of fun.
     
  3. Carlsoti

    Carlsoti Senior Stratmaster

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    Chris Cornell uses all kinds of alternate tunings. Some of them, I think he might have "made up". Never really got any further than playing the song he recorded with a particular tuning though.
     
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    aznrambo481 Strat-O-Master

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    I love messing around with tunings on acoustics. I routinely switch it to D standard. I also go to F standard as:

    F-A-C-F-C-F

    sometimes (low to high).
     
  5. bobmac

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    I've tried many but really only use standard or Open G. Open G gives you that old Mississippi Delta blues sound if you use a slide, or as StratoBrew said it's real easy to play chords with just one finger. I think Open G is the easiest tuning to sound good in, it's almost impossible to sound lousy in Open G as everything just works nicely.
     
  6. guitardude24680

    guitardude24680 Former Member

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    Just this week, I tried tuning my tele down a whole step for each string. (So that E becomes D, etc.) Is this called open D or drop D? or something else?
     
  7. thaus

    thaus Most Honored Senior Member

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    You're just dropping everything by 2 semi-tones so you're essentially still in standard tuning but in D rather than in A 440. Drop D is when you just take your low E and drop it to D.