Mudcat Café message #304362 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #25456   Message #304362
Posted By: bbelle
24-Sep-00 - 10:19 AM
Thread Name: OPEN D TUNING
Subject: RE: OPEN D TUNING
Hey, Rog! Glad you stopped by. (I'll see you and Marge in just a few weeks now. Can't wait!)

I've printed and read all of this several times, because you've provided me with several scenarios and solutions.

I've read several times that you should always tune from below the string pitch, rather than from above, and I've been doing this for several months, now.

I tried the dropped D, one night last week, and my Low E cum D string was flabby, like described above. I have Earthwood Lights on my Larrivee, which is probably what caused the flabbiness, but I wouldn't have known that before.

As for the Kyser capo, I'll probably get one. I've learned that what may not work for one, may work just fine for another.

I do thank you all who took the time to funnel your experience to me. Think I'll play with alternate tunings on my Gibson and leave Larrivee to standard tunings, for a while.

Again, thanks all.