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ES-013 • Tune Your Guitar To Eb Tuning

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Eb Tuning is simply tuning every string down one semitone.

It makes the strings ever so slighly looser and so bands are a tad easier. It was very popular with hair metal bands in the 90's.

Eb Tuning

String
6
5
4
3
2
1
Tuning
Eb
Ab
Db
Gb
Bb
Eb

 

Tuner
Using a tuner is easiest, but be aware that some tuners only show sharps and not flats so you mght be looking for D#, G#, C#, F#, A# and D# if that is the case.

Another neat trick is to put a Capo on fret 1 and tune as normal, and when you take the Capo off you'll be in Eb tuning!

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Some songs using Eb Tuning:

Most Guns 'n' Roses songs
Most Stevie Ray Vaughan songs

Please suggest more on the forum link below... I'm having trouble thinking of them now, but there are many!!