So i haven't tuned down my guitar a half step in a long long time and did it the other day. It sounds so badass and ballsy.....i love it but the tension is so much less, it takes a while to get used to it.
Bends are so effortless now. When i play mean street now it is crazy how much better it sounds than reg tuning.
The low strings buzz a bit more but not through amp. Do any of you guys tune down and if so how often or long. I am afraid i will get used to playing so effortlessly and whenever i go back to 440 tuning ...i will struggle.
The guys I’m playing with now tune down a 1/2 step. I have a few guitars that are setup in that tuning and a few setup for Standard. My #1 Les Paul is actually setup for Standard but it doesn’t give me any problems when I tune her down. But I 100% agree about how badass and friggin’ mean the QR sounds. Even palm muting some low chords just resonates differently.
Post by splawndude on Jan 18, 2018 23:05:54 GMT -5
The Splawns take low tuning so well. The articulateness and big trannies just does not allow this amp to flub out. I mostly riff around on Killswitch Engage type stuff so I'm in Drop C. My thick (.11) strings buzz a little around the lower frets but you can't hear it through the amp so I never worried about it (as much as that guitar, Schecter C+, could probably use a set up). Just sounds so yummy. I have to modify my playing (frets chords etc) a bit to some songs but this is my wheelhouse area. My modified fat Strat is in Step Down or Standard but it doesn't get as much play time.
But Briman - when I made this 'style change' a few years ago I was afraid of the exact same thing you were.
I adapted nicely. I put .11s in my Strat too. Now when I play a guitar with .09s I just can't handle how thin they are lol.