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(@justin_bass-god)
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In Megadeth songs (first couple albums) the tuning is 1/4 step down
so the 4th string is inbetween Eb and E
Is there an easy way to tune to this?

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(@greybeard)
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If you have a chromatic tuner, you tune 1/2 step down, but 50 cents sharp, so Eb+50cents.
I rather suspect, though, that they played in standard tuning and let the engineers drop the 1/4 step. It used to be a regular trick to speed tracks up or slow them down - I have one Dire Straits track (can't remember which one, though), that is consistently around 25 cents sharp.

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