Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Northern California
Tuning my guitar low B to B, six string
I know there are 26"-28" inch baritone guitars but sometimes I like to detune one of my regular electric guitars to a low C to C or low B to B.
With my regular setup on my electric I have either 9-42 or 10-46 roundwounds for tuning in E. When I tune D to D I am always happier with 10-46.
But what about going really low C to C, or even B to B on a regular scaled guitar neck? I have 12-52 right not and while the intonation is there, it just seems a bit loose feeling (akin to standard six string tuning with fly away 8-38 strings).
Have any of you done this (super low tuning on standard electric guitar), and is 13-56 better for a low tuning on standard guitar? I know regular scale 7 string Ibanezes do have that extra low B and does well with intonation and feel and I suspect a set may be 9-52, or 9-56 for a seven string set.