How to Get Stubborn Brother to Tune His Guitar?

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  1. aslatie

    aslatie Member

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    where's the fun in that?
     
  2. NewDayHappy

    NewDayHappy Senior Member

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    Eb sounds and feels so much better and he should be the one tuning down because GNR is in Eb.
     
  3. Dolebludger

    Dolebludger Premium Member

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    It does not harm a guitar to tune it up or down, and in less than a minute if you have a simple electronic tuner. I wish all my family disputes could be solved so easily.
     
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    J-Dizzle Senior Member

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    stop jamming with your brother and tell him to **** off

    problem solved
     
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  5. Who

    Who are you? Who who who who.... Premium Member

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    Are you guys seriously suggesting a non-touring non-pro should own two different guitars for tuning down a half-step?

    Do you own two different cars, because sometimes you like the radio louder?

    Do you have two ovens, one for cake, one for roast?

    Like your car and oven, guitars have dials for making simple adjustments.


    Aslatie, tell your brother to tune his guitar. Or tune it for him.
     
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    NewDayHappy Senior Member

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    The intonation shouldn't be terribly off if you're just going down or up half a step.
     
  7. SteveC

    SteveC Village Elder V.I.P. Member

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    Really? How hard is it for you to tune up to standard to play with your brother, then back down when you are done?

    Or, to tune his guitar down for him?

    We're talking 10 seconds max.
     
  8. Tone deaf

    Tone deaf Senior Member

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    Hell yeah!

    If it is in the budget, for sure. If not, one is plenty. You could have five guitars, with five different tunings, just for Soundgarden.
     
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    Put a Toga suit on and smash that bitch.
     
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    Kick his ass. Then tell him you're sorry.
     
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  11. Malikon

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    people tuning to Eb because that's what Slash does = Lolz.

    There's tons of backing tracks in E and Eb. Tune to what you want and get backing tracks to match.
     
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    That sounds familiar. I used to jam with a buddy that didn't believe in tuning at all. He didn't own a tuner. He just used the 4th and 5th frets to get it somewhat in tune with it self (whatever "itself" happened to be at the time), and played like that. His guitar would be somewhere in between E and F, or between Eb and E. It was a mess when we tried to jam together, and I totally gave up on trying to record us playing. He was/is a good player and sounds great by himself, but he's just completely apathetic about tuning to match the other insruments. :laugh2:

    To his credit though, he admitted that 99% of the time, he's just noodling around in the spare room to let off steam and have fun, and in that situation, it doesn't matter what note the axe is tuned to, as long it harmonizes with itself.

    I'm too anal. That would still drive me insane :hyper:
     
  13. Malikon

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    they call that Relative Tuning, (the guitar is in tune with itself.)

    I used to joke it means the guitar is, "Relatively in tune." :laugh2:

    That's how I learned initially (and honestly I still do it),..but when playing with other people you need a standard.
     
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    45WinMag Senior Member

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    Shred Astaire Senior Member

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    A guitar would be like an adjustable plumbing wrench. It can be adjusted to almost any size, yet, people own specific sized wrenches as well as the adjustable plumbing wrench. Why? Well if you can afford it, it's easier. Going back to guitars, the same concept applies....if you can afford it, and you play in multiple tunings, you can set up different guitars at different tunings (setting intonation etc)...a real proper setup, and you'd just need to pick it up and give it a quick tune and go.

    By the way, my post of "You only have one guitar?" was a joke, as I understand not everyone can afford to have, or wants to have more than one guitar. It is but one suggestion to get past this dire problem the OP has. :)
     
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  16. RedSkwirrell

    RedSkwirrell Senior Member

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    Ah, this old chestnut.
    I won't go into all of the full detail here for you.
    Suffice to say that I too am an older brother and can confirm for you that you are in the wrong.
    This will be the case forever (or at least the rest of your lives) because you are a younger Brother.
    This is your function.

    Should tuning to E still be an issue for you though, I do have a terrific solution for you.
    And I can already tell that you will fully understand and appreciate it:-

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    Les Paul 2010 Ltd (inc. 'robot' tuners - click for body-shot).

    :D

    [edit: Just playing Devil's advocate (or something), have you tried covering any Stones songs in Keef's open-tunings to wind #1 Brother up yet? ;)]
     
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  17. RedSkwirrell

    RedSkwirrell Senior Member

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    Well I never knew Roland produced a double-neck.
    I still have one of their synth guitar/controllers from the early eighties.
    Thx for posting and edjumakayting me.
    :)
     
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    Ever heard of B.C.Rich guitars?
     
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    45WinMag Senior Member

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    The doubleneck is a B.C. Rich Bich.
     
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  20. RedSkwirrell

    RedSkwirrell Senior Member

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    Ahhh that'll be why.
    The headstock looks exactly the same as my old Roland and the body looks very similar to another (through-neck) model they produced at the same time.
    Never been even close to a B C Rich, so I have still learned something.
    :D
     
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