Online Guitar Tuner - C# Standard Tuning

Standard Drop D Half Step Down Full Step Down C# Tuning C Tuning

C# F# B E G# C#

C# tuning will completley change the feel, sound and character of your guitar. Heavy metal bands frequently tune to these low keys along with many musicians playing different generes that want to experiment with their sound.

Truss rod adjustments

If your guitar is set up for standard tuning, your truss rod will probably need adjusting to achieve the ideal, slightly concave bend in the neck.

String Gauge

To reach C# standard, strings have to be fairly loose. Heavier guage strings (strings where the first string is at .011 inches onwards) help counter this as they require more tension. They give a fat, full sound with plenty of sustain.

Noted Musicians/bands that have used this tuning

  • Albert King
  • Lamb of God
  • Black Veil Brides
  • Evanescence
  • Avenged Sevenfold
  • Linkin Park