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Discussion in 'Welcome Wagon' started by jdolecek48, Jul 29, 2020.

  1. jdolecek48

    jdolecek48 Tele-Meister

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    I know where root notes are on scales but how do you use the root notes when playing? the other question i have is, I really want to tune to D standard but my guitar goes out of tune when i do that. I'm not tuning that much lower and i have an esp ec-256 and esp's is set up pretty well, so o woupd i be ok if just put on thicker strings or do i need have a new setup done? i really cannot afford it thats why i was asking
     
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  2. rangercaster

    rangercaster Poster Extraordinaire

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    We need to see pics of your guitar
    ... to answer your question ...
     
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  3. ReverendRevolver

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    Dropping all the way down a full step on every string will be reducing the overall tension to much more slack than your esp likely can deal with practically. The ESP I had had very low, buttery action.

    You're not wrong about strings being the answer, but which ones depend on several factors, including current setup/needing setup to account for thicker strings, what is still comfortable for your hands n wrists, and if you need it to do more than just staying at D.

    Companies make strings specific for drop tunings, but I don't have any experience with them.

    A picture of the guitar would help.

    I dont understand the scale-root question. Root notes be the chord parts. How you use something is kinda broad. You want to use the notes that work for the song, at that exact part in the song, give or take a few notes that add or detract from how interesting it sounds. I'm not sure that's the answer you want?
     
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  4. 68Telebass

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    Hi there!!
    Welcome from Arizona!! As @RenerendRevolver says- there are strings made for the drop tuning- D or even C I think. Our drummer’s “real band” that he leads and plays an ESP guitar in has that set up with the “Ernie Ball? I think” drop tuning strings. He swears by them! Here is a set..
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  5. rangercaster

    rangercaster Poster Extraordinaire

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    The chromatic scale is my reference, since it contains every note ...
    If I play long enough, I play a good one...

    On occasion ...
     
  6. ReverendRevolver

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    With almost enough wrong notes to be called experimental jazz? But only almost.......
     
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  7. unixfish

    unixfish Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    Probably thicker strings and a setup. There are guides on-line if you want to try it yourself.
     
  8. Stringbanger

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    Welcome to the fold. This sub-forum is where we say hello.
    Try posting your question over at the Tele Technical sub-forum.
     
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