How to Get Stubborn Brother to Tune His Guitar?

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  1. Lungo

    Lungo Silver Supporter

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    I think it’s nice that a guy wants to play guitar with his little sister.
     
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  2. C_Becker

    C_Becker Dat Gibson smell Premium Member

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    What guitar does your brother have ?
    If its a trem guitar, I can understand not wanting to change the tuning.
     
  3. Jymbopalyse

    Jymbopalyse Senior Member

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    Let's ask Noel and Liam and see how they would handle it.
     
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  4. Who

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

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    fify.

    ;)
     
  5. fix6661

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    Well, I mostly play songs in E and Eb at home. I tried to tune one guitar up and down, but it's actually proved to be pretty annoying, because 1) the strings seem to adjust to a new tuning for a while; 2) it's not cool to tune up and down when every other song is in different tuning from the previous one.
    For these reasons, I always keep some of my guitars in E and others in Eb. And if I come across some lower-tuned song, I'd use a pitch shifter pedal. For my purpose, Digitech The Drop is just a perfect one, and I really cannot complain about the sound.

    So, in the described situation a pitch-shifting pedal might be something to consider. However, in this case, when trying to play with Eb-guitar in standard tuning, The Drop won't work, and a pedal capable of shifting up and down is required. The only other pitch shifter I used was the Mooer Pitch box, but to be honest I am not satisfied with its peformance. For me, it noticeably affects the sound quality, and, even worse, when tuning up it sounds really bad for my ears. Still, for an occasional playing and without being too picky, even the Mooer might be of some help. And it's pretty affordable :)
     
  6. rabidhamster

    rabidhamster Senior Member

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    turn all his tuning pegs down significantly so he has to retune anyway.
     
  7. truckermde

    truckermde Senior Member

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    Boom!!!!

    AAAAAAAand..... DONE!

    :thumb:
     
  8. horizons

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    Just play the backing tracks with any software which allows pich shifting ;)
     

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