Drop A Tuning

It is a little tricky to tune your guitar to Drop A. The standard guitar strings will probably not hold up to this tuning as it makes strings pretty loose and buzzy. Upgrading to thicker gauge strings (0.012-0.056) can solve this issue. Once you have the right strings, all you got to do is tune down every string other than the Low E to the perfect fourth from the standard tuning. That way, A D G B E becomes E A D F# B. The Low E tuned a further whole step down, making it A.
A1 E2 A2 D3 F♯3 B3

Fun Fact

The beauty of Drop A is that it’s really versatile in its usability. It's used in popular genres like heavy metal, nu-metal, and progressive/ alternative rock.

5 Songs to Play

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by Psychosocial

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Another life

by Motionless In White

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by Jinjer

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The Flood

by Of Mice & Men

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Devil In I

by Slipknot

This Tuning Is Available In

Roadie Bass

Roadie Bass

Roadie 2

Roadie 2

Roadie 3

Roadie 3

Did You Know

With the Roadie Tuner, your set-list is sure to flow naturally. It comes with an extensive index of 150+ built-in tunings so you don't need to worry about switching between different alternate tunings and keeping track of your custom ones. All you need to do is select your tuning of choice, place Roadie on the peg and watch it automatically tune your instrument for you in just seconds.

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