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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 06-18-2004, 10:01 PM Thread Starter
 
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dropped tunning and tremolos

i play in standard on a 7 string guitar with a liscenced tremolo, but say i wanted to detune the low B to A, drop a tunning, is there some kinda device i could use that would let me drop tune quickly and accurately? ALSO, i would need the tremolo to still be free to pull up and dive bomb, even in its detuned state. any suggestions?
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post #2 of 26 (permalink) Old 06-18-2004, 10:44 PM
 
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Yeah. Give up.

You can't have ALL of that. You can block the trem from pulling up, then use an EVH D-Tuna to drop the whole step (some routing may be required). You can use Kevan's Tremol-no when it EVER comes out instead of the solid block, and add the D-Tuna. But you CAN'T change the tuning while also being free to pull up. Not with a floydian design. Maybe with a Steinberger transtrem or something...
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post #3 of 26 (permalink) Old 06-19-2004, 01:12 AM Thread Starter
 
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so from reading that thing on the tremol-no website, it makes it seem like i could turn the tremolo "off" then detune my low B to dropped, and play in that tunning, and then raise it back to B and turn "on" the tremolo?
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post #4 of 26 (permalink) Old 06-19-2004, 03:58 AM
 
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That's my understanding of it.

With the Deep-C, you could probably increase the spring tension on your trem, have a dive-only trem then, but be able to just leave it alone as you switched back and forth between B and dropped A.
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post #5 of 26 (permalink) Old 06-19-2004, 03:10 PM
 
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Just tune 1 step down all the way across.
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Just tune 1 step down all the way across.
then no one finger power chords .

Also, don't forget, as he said, "drop tune quickly and accurately". Downtuning all 7 strings accuratly would probably take longer than just dropping one.

Here's an idea: buy a new guitar .
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post #7 of 26 (permalink) Old 06-20-2004, 01:23 AM
 
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Yep, alternate tunings are just one of many excuses to buy a 2nd (or 3rd, 4th, or more) guitar
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That's my understanding of it.

With the Deep-C, you could probably increase the spring tension on your trem, have a dive-only trem then, but be able to just leave it alone as you switched back and forth between B and dropped A.
whats a deep c?
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post #9 of 26 (permalink) Old 06-20-2004, 03:17 AM
 
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I play drop A without a problem I just finger a few chords difrent
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That's my understanding of it.

With the Deep-C, you could probably increase the spring tension on your trem, have a dive-only trem then, but be able to just leave it alone as you switched back and forth between B and dropped A.
whats a deep c?
Search on the Gear forum for a thread called the Tremol-No. The Deep-C is a variant of that device.
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post #11 of 26 (permalink) Old 06-22-2004, 01:53 AM
 
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Just tune 1 step down all the way across.
then no one finger power chords .

Also, don't forget, as he said, "drop tune quickly and accurately". Downtuning all 7 strings accuratly would probably take longer than just dropping one.

Here's an idea: buy a new guitar .
Dont need 1 finger chords, but i do like your other idea. thats why i got 3 guitars ;p
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Dont need 1 finger chords
No, but the guy who asked the question wanted drop-A.
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post #13 of 26 (permalink) Old 06-22-2004, 02:22 AM Thread Starter
 
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yea, drop A, and standard.

if and when the Tremol-No DOES come out, i think taht should solve my problem, if in fact it will let me turn the trem 'off', then detune, play, tune up, and turn 'on'. does anybody know for SURE this is how it works?
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yea, drop A, and standard.

if and when the Tremol-No DOES come out, i think taht should solve my problem, if in fact it will let me turn the trem 'off', then detune, play, tune up, and turn 'on'. does anybody know for SURE this is how it works?
I've heard it does, and seem to remember a video that showed it in action.
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post #15 of 26 (permalink) Old 06-22-2004, 07:21 AM
 
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That's how it works. Go to tremol-no.com (if that's it. Do a Google search for it if you must) and see for yourself how it works.

Or you could just go check out the treml-no thread.
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