On Thu, Apr 11, 2019 at 12:17:58PM +0200, linux(a)justmail.de wrote:
On Thu, 2019-04-11 at 08:37 +0100, Will J Godfrey
On Thu, 11 Apr 2019 08:16:29 +0000
John Rigg <ladev9(a)jrigg.co.uk> wrote:
A Korg GA-1 tuner can go down to 5 semitones
flat. It's quite common
in the heavier styles of rock music to downtune a few semitones.
Thanks for that.
Assuming the guitar tuner is a chromatic tuner, dropped and lowered
guitar tunings don't require anything else than A = 440 Hz and if you
dislike 440Hz a range from + half of a semitone (+50 cent) to - half of
a semitone (-50 Cent).
That's all very well, but tuning quickly on stage in a live gig
is lot easier if your tuner goes down to the right pitch with
minimal fuss. (Speaking from long experience as gigging guitarist
The GA-1 tuner I mentioned isn't a true chromatic tuner, but
its ability to shift the standard guitar tunings down several
semitones is very useful. In modern metal genres C or B tunings
are probably more common than the standard EADGBE, so this isn't
just an edge case.