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Tuning nightmare

Started this discussion. Last reply by Taffy Evans Mar 22. 10 Replies

Does anyone have the tuning frequencies for GDG tuning? I use medium gauge strings (no5,4,3 from normal pack) the 5th keeps breaking when I try and tune it to a G. I now tune my middle string to D…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by the anonymous pick Mar 12. 1 Reply

Are there any other members on this group that are from South Africa? Would love to connect to find out more about what local timbers you guys use

 

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Taffy Evans replied to Marius's discussion Tuning nightmare
"Hi, just changing strings only can only go so far in getting "bass" tones. The box (tone chamber) has to have certain qualities or features to be able to create bass tones. In a full size guitar this is achieved by size of body, size of…"
Mar 22
Paul Craig replied to Marius's discussion Tuning nightmare
"This. Taffy is right."
Mar 22
Marius replied to Marius's discussion Tuning nightmare
"Thank you for all the feedback tuned 100% now"
Mar 14
JL replied to Marius's discussion Tuning nightmare
"and make sure your tuner is in chromatic mode and not guitar mode."
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Marius replied to Marius's discussion Tuning nightmare
"Thank you that makes a lot of sense much appreciated"
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Korrigan replied to Marius's discussion Tuning nightmare
"Ok, seems to me you are wanting to tune G2, D3, G3. If you don't have a tuner that shows the octave number you can download a tuning app for your phone that does. I just re-read your original post and noticed that you said you were trying to…"
Mar 14
Marius replied to Marius's discussion Tuning nightmare
"Hi thank you for the replies. My scale length is 25” (635mm). Trying to tune open G, I like a more base sound so I like low tension strings."
Mar 14
Taffy Evans replied to Marius's discussion Tuning nightmare
"Hi, if you look at the note of the strings and not the numbers, should give you an idea. eg..5 - A.  4 - D. and 3 - G in a standard pack. Tune the strings to concert pitch and drop the A string back to G. I think you are tuning up an octave on…"
Mar 13
Korrigan replied to Marius's discussion Tuning nightmare
"What scale length is your git and what octaves are you trying to tune to and how much tension do you like?"
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