That's a good point ryan, 'cause I tried this fast Drop-D metod:
- I tune regular in E, with all fine-tuning screws down.
- I block the strings
- I detune to D using the fine-tuning screw
- I adjust the other strings with there own fine-tuners screws.
At this point, I can never get a perfect drop-D tuning using a tuner. It's possible to get a "relative" drop-D tuning (ie, all strings tuned to each other, but not to the perfect frequencies), but impossible to reach the perfect drop-D tuning, because the fine-tuning screws are already full unscrewed so I cannot unscrew them anymore.
I hope I'm clear enough
So, do you have any suggestion?
Thanks for yout help!
BTW, I was wondering about this drop-d device on van halen guitar. He has a whammy bar, right? So, how this device work? 'cause I'm pretty sure he has both perfect drop-D and regular tunings with this.
(Edited by nmanel at 3:03 pm on Feb. 12, 2001)