Are there guitar strings for very high tunings?

Asked by: Brittany Delgaudio

Another company called Magma Strings makes strings for High tunings out of Nylon that are under super low tension.

How high can guitar strings be tuned?

At all the most extreme case I see like quasi. Often is when people do like what I call a reverse 7-string. So instead of trying to go with a low B.

What is the highest pitch string on a guitar?

Standard tuning defines the string pitches as E, A, D, G, B, and E, from the lowest pitch (low E2) to the highest pitch (high E4). Standard tuning is used by most guitarists, and frequently used tunings can be understood as variations on standard tuning.

How much higher can you tune guitar?

It depends on the string, but you might be able to add even, you know, eight, 10 pounds tension depending on how high up you’re bending it. So even if you’re slightly below the force to break at an open note, once you bend a little bit, that string’s just gonna pop.

Can you tune a guitar higher than standard?

Theoretically, yeah, you can tune up all you want (’till your strings break, anyway). The only two common tunings I can think of off the top of my head that are higher than standard are open E and open A. Stay hungry, stay free, and do the best that you can.

Can you use AB string for a high E?

Re: Using a B string for the high E string.

Yes. It would snap, and the tension trying to get an E would damage the neck. I wouldn’t advise replacing a string from a different gauge set either; even if it is the same string you have spare.

How do I make my guitar strings higher?

Guitar strings are tuned (tightened and loosened) using their tuning keys. Applying too much tension to a string tightly can raise it to the pitch of the next note, while loosening it can easily lower it the same amount. Increasing the tension raises the pitch.

Which is the high E string?

The second string is tuned to B, it’s referred to as the B string. The first, thinnest string is tuned to E, it’s referred to this as the ‘high E string’.

Which string produces the higher pitch?

Shorter strings have higher frequency and therefore higher pitch. When a musician presses her finger on a string, she shortens its length. The more fingers she adds to the string, the shorter she makes it, and the higher the pitch will be.

Can you tune a guitar up an octave?

So if you want the G string an octave up for example, just tune to the 8th fret on the B above, or the 3rd fret on the high E. Just the same for any other string you want to retune, just find the octave above on another string.

What tuning did Stevie Ray Vaughan use?

Some of the Blues legends like Stevie Ray Vaughan use Eb Tuning because the slightly looser strings make it possible to do big bends even with very thick strings.

What tuning did Jimi Hendrix use?


1 – Down tuned Guitar

Famously Hendrix nearly always tuned every stt on his guitar down by one semitone. This is also sometimes called a down tuned guitar, being downturned to Eb (E flat), or playing in Eb.

What is the saddest guitar tuning?

Unofficially dubbed “the saddest tuning of all,” open D minor tuning is one of the easiest tunings to learn and also one of the most expressive. It allows you to play a D minor chord when you strum all six of your guitar strings in the open position.

Can I tune my B string to D?

Your bass neck isn’t designed for that much tension. Try some different strings, sticking with the heavier guage, and see if those work better in drop D. Whatever you do, DON’T tune a B string up to D or E.

Why is there no C string on a guitar?

A Guitar is not tuned A,B,C etc because this would make it harder to play chords. A keyboard has no way of changing the pitch of a note, so it necessary to have one note per key, one key per string. A guitar has a fretboard, so to play an F, you just fret one up on an E string.

Why is the B string so hard to tune?

This is why the B- string sounds out of tune. It’s because the G string and B string are a major third different from each other, and in the Equal Temperament tuning system, the Major Third is 14 cents sharp in comparison to the Just Intonation system, which is 100% accurate.

Why is G String always out of tune?

“The height of the G slot in the nut can really impact things,” Pullen explains. “If it is too high, that extra distance you need to press the string down to fret the note will bend it out of tune.” Additionally, the string gauge needs to be matched to the guitar’s scale.

Why is tuning a guitar so stressful?

Our innate inclination when tuning notes to each other the way we often do on a guitar or a fiddle is to play them together and see if they sound “in tune” with each other. The adjacent strings on a guitar are generally a musical 4th apart, and unfortunately almost no one can hear that interval accurately.

Why does my B string sound like my E string?

If the strings are properly in place, my guess is that the string is either too tight or too loose. So, instead of the usual E that it’s supposed to be, you see a B. Just tune it until it gets to E. Just make sure to understand if you have to loosen it or tighten it.

Why is the 2nd guitar string tuned differently?

The reason? It’s simultaneously musically convenient and physically comfortable, a conclusion players came to a few hundred years ago. The aim was to create a tuning that would ease the transition between fingering simple chords and playing common scales, minimizing fret-hand movement.

Why does my guitar warble?

That warble sound occurs when there is interference in the even vibration of the guitar string. This interference introduces irregularities into the smooth vibration causing a lumpy, throaty sound that will drive anyone crazy.