How to Tune to Drop C with a Korg GA-1 Tuner

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Few guitar tuners are as popular as the Korg GA-1. Its combination of a precise, easy-to-read chromatic tuning mechanism along with a moderate price tag has found it a home in many guitarists' technical arsenals. Many guitarists use alternate tunings, including the "Drop C" tuning popular among so-called "New Metal" and other similar musical forms. You can tune to Drop C in a few steps with the Korg GA-1.

Things You'll Need

  • 1/4-inch instrument cable
  • Electric guitar or bass
  • Korg GA-1 tuner
  • Connect one end of a 1/4-inch instrument cable to an electric guitar or bass.

  • Connect the opposite end of the cable to the "Input" jack of a Korg GA-1 tuner.

  • Turn the volume knob on the guitar or bass up all the way.

  • Press the red power button on the Korg GA-1 to turn it on.

  • Toggle the "G/B" button on the tuner until either "G" appears for guitar tuning, or "B" appears for bass tuning.

  • Press the "Flat" button on the tuner four times to lower the standard tuning four semi-tones.

  • Strike the lowest or "E" string on your instrument and turn the corresponding tuner knob clockwise until "6C" appears on the upper-left of the tuner display and the needle points directly at "440."

  • Press the red power button to turn off the tuner and press the button again to turn on the device.

  • Press the "Flat" button twice to lower the standard tuning two semi-tones.

  • Strike the next-lowest or "A" string and turn the corresponding tuner knob clockwise until "5G" appears in the upper-left of the tuner display and the needle points directly at "440." Repeat this process for the remaining strings on the guitar (4C, 3F, 2A, 1D) or on a bass (2C and 1F).

Tips & Warnings

  • When tuning, turn the tuner knobs clockwise until the string rings below the desired pitch, then turn the tuner knob counter-clockwise until the string raises to the desired pitch. This will keep the string in tension and prevent it from falling out of tune.

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