CGCFAD is the standard Drop C tuning only with all the strings tuned down an additional step. It s best to use heavy-gauge strings when tuning this low. CGCFAD or Drop C is an excellent tuning for those who wish to play low heavy-metal or grunge riffs.

How to Tune to Drop C

To tune to Drop C, Drop D is a great starting point to get yourself into Drop C, especially if you have no reference tones available. This is because if you tune to Drop D and then drop every string down 1 whole tone, your guitar will be in Drop C. To tune your guitar to Drop D tuning, check out this post.

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