How many drop tunings can I use with one set of strings?

Asked by: Scott Romness

Can you tune a 6 string to drop?

Drop A tuning involves tinkering with the tone of more strings than drop D, as it involves changing the pitch of all six strings, versus just one string for Drop D. For a six-string guitar, drop A involves tuning all strings down a 4th with the lowest string (sixth string) tuned down one additional step.

Are thicker strings better for drop tuning?

Thicker string are better for lower turnings because the extra tension provides a tighter and lessuddy sound when drop tuning.

What strings are best for drop tuning?

6 Best Strings for Drop Tunings

  • D’Addario EXL117.
  • DR Strings DDT-11.
  • Ernie Ball Mammoth Slinky.
  • GHS GBZW Guitar Boomers.
  • Elixir Strings Nanoweb.
  • Ernie Ball Not Even Slinky.

Do you need different strings for Drop C?

Your strings for Drop C are going to be much different than the ones that you use for standard. They definitely need to be a heavier gauge to compensate since you’re going down. Lighter gauges used for standard tuning will probably be pretty floppy.

What tuning does Slipknot use?

Songs That Use Drop B Tuning
“Duality” by Slipknot relies on the open sixth string for its driving, hard sound. Listen for drop B tuning on both the first and second guitar parts to gain an even better understanding of how drop B alternate tuning pulls this song together.

What strings did Les Paul use?

Answer: Gibson Les Paul guitars ship with a standard set of . 009-. 046 gauge strings. But, this doesn’t mean that you have to stick with these strings, or even the same gauge.

What gauge string did Peter Green?

There is speculation that Green used quite heavy gauge strings – possibly as heavy as . 012. There is also some speculation that he raised his pickup height much higher than other players, which allowed him to play thinner strings, but make them sound like they were heavier.

What gauge strings did Hendrix use?

Jimi Hendrix used Fender Rock ‘N’ Roll Standard 150 light gauge strings.