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Guitar tuning question



When tuning a string a half step down and using a digital tuner, do I stop the line on the tuner between the "empty gauge" and the " half tank gauge"? (Gas gauge comparison). I was playing "Patience" by GnR today and had to tune down. It did the above mentioned and it sounded correct...I think.






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legba
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re: Guitar tuning question


does it say Eb on your tuner. That is half-step down. Do it to each string Eb, Ab, Db, Gb, Bb, Eb





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Spock's Eyebrow
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Your tuner should indicate flats or sharps, and that's what you should use. So to tune a half step down, you'd go from:

EADGBE

to (using sharps):

D#-G#-C#-F#-A#-D#






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lsufan9193969700
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Well, it did not say that last night when I tried to tune it a half step down. It sounded right for the song ("Patience" GandR). I will try again and report my results.





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lsufan9193969700
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Legba, thank you for your help. I understood that but was having a hard time figuring it out.

Spock, your post hit me like a ton of bricks. I just turned my tuner from "guitar" to "Chromatic" and found all of the sharps you listed. Strangely, the way I did it last night was almost correct. It was only slightly off. Thank you.






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