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(@mercury187)
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I was watching a video on youtube for how to play all along the watchtower by hendrix and it says in the more info box: Tuned down a half step to E flat standard.
Would I just tune all 6 strings to where the b (flat) light comes on? I have a Korg CA-30 solo chromatic tuner with b and # lights, my podxt has a tuner but im not sure how to set to something other than standard.


   
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Yes every string is tuned down a half step flat, so stad tuning is EADGBE, you would end up with Eb, Ab, Db, Gb, Bb,Eb

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(@mercury187)
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ok, cant wait to try when i get home! thanks


   
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you may also have heard off 'dropped D' tuning. same thing. now there is dropped C and even B tuning.
when lowering tuning the string tension changes. at some point one has to change string gauges.
just something to think about.

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I have a similar tuner, the Korg GA-30.

Turn the tuner on, then press the "FLAT" button. THEN tune to E - A - D - G - B - E - that'll give you Eb - Ab - Db - Gb - Bb - Eb.

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Yes every string is tuned down a half step flat, so stad tuning is EADGBE, you would end up with Eb, Ab, Db, Gb, Bb,Eb

+1 on that Chris.

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