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Dropped C - Lower E or Lower Drop D
« on: September 19, 2006, 10:18:33 pm »
You can tune drop C in 2 different ways :

A. Drop the E string from E past D, to C
B. Drop all strings in drop D 2 bars down

The main difference is, when you drop it in method A, then you can't play the zero's (not touching the fretboard, and still have a powerchord) and when you're used to drop D, you can't play songs that way. Also a lot of songs are tabbed in the B way, so you'll have trouble figuring the tabs out.

I prefer method B, because its much more consitant and has a nicer tone because everything is actually lower instead of just the D string.

It's a bit more trouble to tune though. :)

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Re: Dropped C - Lower E or Lower Drop D
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2006, 01:03:32 pm »
As far as I know, tuning to drop C involves:

a) Tuning the guitar to D (all strings)
b) THEN tuning the Low E (which is now D) down to C.

Cuz when you tune the entire guitar to D (all strings a whole step down), you're not in drop D. You're just in D.

:P

Drop the E string down to C in regular tuning (standard E) makes no sense o_O.

Where in the crap did you read that anyway, Rad???
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Re: Dropped C - Lower E or Lower Drop D
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2006, 02:19:34 pm »
Yeah yeah, i always do it the way you discribed, although my friend claims to do it his way, and then having all kind of weird assed chords to make the sound its supposed to make.