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Old 05-02-2019, 11:27 AM   #1
Bob c
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Default Half step down tuning

Is there any such pedal
That can drop the tuning
Down a half step?

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Old 05-03-2019, 08:45 AM   #2
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Gotta ask, why?

Why not just tune down?

Why not just play a half step lower?

Even an open string pitch can be found on an adjacent string. If you know the fretboard and you understand the CAGED system, it's not difficult.

Or start with a dropped tuning and use a capo for standard.
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Old 05-03-2019, 09:36 AM   #3
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Jan
I'm lazy,lol
One song in the set list,
And it's a half step down.
I know I could tune down and
Use a capo on the first fret
For the rest of the songs .
I would have to get use to it.
I'm a creature of habit.
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Old 05-03-2019, 09:55 AM   #4
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Easy answer.

Two guitars.
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Old 05-03-2019, 10:48 AM   #5
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Thanks cowboy

That's what I've been doing.
I was just curious about a pedal.
Guess I'll stick with two guitars.
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Old 05-03-2019, 11:01 AM   #6
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I don't know if they still make them, but in the early '80s Evantide made the Harmonizer; it was rack-mount, not a pedal, and wasn't cheap (though you could probably find one cheap now). It could have done what you want; set the interval you want, then set the mix to all-wet.

A quick search for "harmonizer pedal" at Sweetwater yielded many options; most seem to concentrate on octaves, not half-steps, but I didn't click on all of them - check it out:

https://www.sweetwater.com/c972--Har...and_Processors

Of course, any device will degrade your sound somewhat, whereas a second fiddle won't.
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Old 05-03-2019, 11:28 AM   #7
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"One song in the set list,
And it's a half step down."



Try playing it in standard tuning and see how many people complain.
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