Users' questions

Is Drop C tuning bad for guitar?

Is Drop C tuning bad for guitar?

Its not bad for your guitar if its setup right. If you plan to keep it in drop c, you would probably want to put a bit heavier strings on it and make a truss rod adjustment. Just depends on how the neck reacts over time with the new strings/tuning. Nothing that is going to ruin your guitar however.

What songs are in open C tuning?

List of Songs in Open C Tuning

  • Little Lion Man by Mumford & Sons.
  • Friends by Led Zeppelin.
  • Skinny Love by Bon Iver.
  • Pretty Noose by Soundgarden.
  • Bron-Yr-Aur by Led Zeppelin.
  • Burden In My Hand by Soundgarden.
  • King of Spain by The Tallest Man on Earth.
  • Ocean by John Butler Trio.

Is Drop C tuning good?

Playing in drop C tuning on the guitar is a great way to lower the range of your instrument and play chords in a new way. Similar to the popular drop D alternate tuning, drop C tuning opens up new musical possibilities on your guitar.

What scale is drop C?

Drop C tuning is an alternative guitar tuning where at least one string has been lowered to a C, but most commonly refers to CGCFAD, which can be described as D tuning with a 6th string dropped to C, or drop D tuning transposed down a whole step.

Is it bad to tune your guitar down a lot?

No, unless you have a classical guitar and put steel strings on it; or tune the strings on any guitar so tight that they snap a lot. You may have to adjust the truss rod each time you make a big change in string gauge, but apart from that you should be fine. its bad for the strings.

Is it bad to keep tuning your guitar?

If you want your guitar strings to last as long as possible, you should avoid constantly tuning the same set of strings in and out of different alternate tunings, and subjecting your strings to different tensions too often. So changing tunings constantly can shorten the life of your strings.

What tuning is skinny love?

The guitar is tuned to an open C tuning (i.e. the open strings give the sound of a C major chord).

Who uses open C tuning?

Several famous guitar players have used the open C tuning on guitar for exactly that reason and created some of the most popular songs of our time. For example “Friends” by Led Zeppelin or “A Thousand Days Before” by Soundgarden both made use of open C tuning.

What is the lowest drop tuning?

More specifically the lowest tuning I’ve played without changing strings is CGCGGC and you’ll note only the E and G strings are detuned 4 semi-tones, the others not so much.

Can you tune a 7 string to drop C?

The whole point of a 7 string is that you don’t need to drop tune becasue you’ve already got the lower notes, the low B is already a half step lower. If you’re going to play in drop C plus a low G then there’s no point getting one because you’re not making any practical use of the extra string.

Why do guitarists tune down a half step?

One of the main reasons that guitarists choose to tune down a half step, is that it allows them to use heavier gauge guitar strings. In short though, a lot of blues guitarists choose to play with heavier gauge guitar strings because they believe they produce a better tone.