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Hypothetical question about down-tuning???


onewilyfool

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If you were going to down tune a guitar to a standard tuning, but D instead of E.......changing the strings to 13's from 12's, would this keep the tension about the same as the 12's in standard E tuning.....I wish Therm was here, he could probably give equasions and calculations, maybe even RAR......but a simple laymen's explanation would be great....lol

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There would be less tension. Best to go with a heavy gauge string to get full tension. But I've tuned to D on long scale Martin dreads and short scale Gibsons using 13's without a problem. The only thing you might have to do is add relief to the neck to prevent buzzing.

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