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Good guitar for low tunings

Discussion in 'Musicians Discussion' started by artnoir, Aug 31, 2006.

  1. Hexer

    Hexer Member

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    whats the problem?

    mine has a Floyd, too (Ibanez LoPro Edge 7). no problem with 66 and as I said: I think about going up to a 68 and it doesnt seem as if it should cause any problems
     
  2. Vital Remains

    Vital Remains Just a Man

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    haha its just that my guitar is a worn out peice of shit b.c. rich haha:headbang:
     
  3. Horus

    Horus and his imaginary friend

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    Fuck tuning down. Get a fucking 7 string.
     
  4. Hexer

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    I'd have to agree: if you think about tuning pretty low, think about getting a 7-string or a baritone (or a 7-string-baritone)
     
  5. Narg n Lamb

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    oh oops...missed by a flat hehe
     
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    7-string baritone? 7 strings ARE baritone.
     
  7. Hexer

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    sorry, what I was talking about are guitars with an extended (baritone) scale
     
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    Vacant_Planets Queen Nicole

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    hahah, I wasn't trying to get on ya. But it depends on how low you want to tune, I wouldn't recommend a 7 string just to play in D.
     
  9. guitarguru777

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    GO with the Schecter Extended Scales ..... Amazing Guitars For The Money
     
  10. NvmbrsDoom5

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    I have played seven string guitars before, they're good for wanting to play in the lower tunings but of course it depends on your feel and whether you don't mind the wider fretboard, etc. I mainly use baritone guitars, which have an extended scale length. At first the difference in scale length threw me off a bit but pretty quickly I got used to it. The ESP (or LTD) Viper baritone isn't bad if you're looking for something more comparable to playing a Gibson. A bit neck heavy though. The Schecter or Fender baritone scale guitars are nice and more comparable to playing, naturally, a Strat type guitar. Lately I've been using SIT .13-.62 strings and it's been very comfortable and staying intonated and tuned very well.

    I used to play Gibsons with very heavy strings for years, detuned to Bb. I didn't mind the tone too much (though I now prefer the baritone's tone) but I had alot of problems getting the guitar intonated properly especially for playing up near the 15th fret and on. Unless you've got a guitar tech and some $$ for constant set-up jobs like Zakk Wylde, I'd stay away from trying to detune a Gibson (or any 24.75" scale guitar) that low.

    If you look around you can find good quality extended scale/baritone guitars for under $500 or $600 pretty easily, notably the Schecters like mentioned above. Good luck.
     
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    i would say a Jackson DXMG, thats what i play but i just do a drop d tuning
     
  12. ParsonsMatt

    ParsonsMatt Alas, Tyranny

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    Any 25.5" scale guitar will be fine for D and C tunings

    Any lower and you will want a baritone scale. Most brands have baritones.
     
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    oh yea defintely, if i get a seven string, i will take it to A and leave it there! :) :kickass:
     

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