Mudcat Café message #2284358 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #109276   Message #2284358
Posted By: Gary T
10-Mar-08 - 11:48 AM
Thread Name: Help me! I need the perfect tuner
Subject: RE: Help me! I need the perfect tuner
From Peace: "It's a guitar tuned low."

What does this mean? Is the open-string tuning at lower pitches than the standard EADGBE? (A friend of mine does this, to where he has to capo on the 2nd fret and play C forms to match a normally tuned guitar playing C forms open. It lets him use C forms to play in B [capoed 1 fret] or Bb [open].) If this is the case, and particularly if you're not using lighter string gauges to compensate for it, I would supect that the strings are slacker than they're designed to be, and that they would more readily distort when fretted. This could make your intonation significantly off.