Drop C Tuning

People with special interests in heavy sounds must definitely explore Drop C. The tuning is pretty simple to understand. All you've got to do is tune Low E to C, and the rest of the strings should be tuned a full step lower. This means that the standard E A D G B E becomes C G C F A D. If you wish to experiment with it for fun, you may do so with standard strings, but if you wish to get optimal results, you should consider upgrading to a thicker string set.”
C2 G2 C3 F3 A3 D4

Fun Fact

If you are in Drop C and wish to tune up to Drop D, you don’t need to readjust the strings. All you gotta do is put a capo on the 2nd fret, you’ll have Drop D.

5 Songs to Play

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Chop Suey

by System Of Down

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by System Of Down

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by System Of Down

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Heart Bursts into Fire

by Bullet for My Valentine

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This Fire Burns

by Killswitch Engage

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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