Have any of you tried tuning your guitar to 432HZ?

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Have any of you tried tuning your guitar to 432HZ?

Post by rjc7313 » Sun Apr 23, 2017 1:46 am

As the title says I was wondering who here has experimented with 432hz tuning as opposed to 440hz standard tuning. I don't buy in to all the conspiracies about it but notherless I thought it would be interesting to try out

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Re: Have any of you tried tuning your guitar to 432HZ?

Post by SunnyDee » Mon Apr 24, 2017 11:43 pm

I tried 444hz because it gives you a C5 at 528 which is supposed to do something special to the heart and bring world peace and, I think, unicorns? It sounded a little sharp to me.
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Re: Have any of you tried tuning your guitar to 432HZ?

Post by fraim » Fri Apr 28, 2017 9:05 pm

i'm playing around with 432.3 right now. i don't believe all the metaphysical mumbo jumbo though. so far i'm liking the tone but it does take away a bit of the brightness . so why buy premium strings to tune down to 432? that's what i'm thinking anyway. i'll switch back after 1 week more of this experiment.

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Re: Have any of you tried tuning your guitar to 432HZ?

Post by simonm » Fri Apr 28, 2017 11:02 pm

I have certainly turned my guitars down half a tone at times by accident or deliberately. Some guitars sound better at a lower A value and some don't. There is nothing magic about A=440 or A=432 or any other arbitrary value. If you are playing in any kind of ensemble then all the players need to be in tune with each other apart from that it doesn't matter a damn what you decide the value of A should be.

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Re: Have any of you tried tuning your guitar to 432HZ?

Post by stevel » Sat Apr 29, 2017 12:08 am

Of course I haven't tried it. I have sense.

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Re: Have any of you tried tuning your guitar to 432HZ?

Post by SunnyDee » Sat Apr 29, 2017 12:27 am

stevel wrote:Of course I haven't tried it. I have sense.
But you'll miss out on all the sparkley rainbows.
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Re: Have any of you tried tuning your guitar to 432HZ?

Post by nmshu1 » Sun Jul 08, 2018 6:19 pm

simonm wrote:
Fri Apr 28, 2017 11:02 pm
I have certainly turned my guitars down half a tone at times by accident or deliberately. Some guitars sound better at a lower A value and some don't. There is nothing magic about A=440 or A=432 or any other arbitrary value. If you are playing in any kind of ensemble then all the players need to be in tune with each other apart from that it doesn't matter a damn what you decide the value of A should be.
Totally agree. Some guitars sound better at a lower A440 and some do not. If you play at home by yourself, it does not matter what you decide A440, 432...

My Juan Hernandez Torres is good at A432, so as Otto Vowinkel Concert. However Cordoba C9 is not good at A432.
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Re: Have any of you tried tuning your guitar to 432HZ?

Post by jaan » Wed Jul 11, 2018 4:09 pm

rjc7313 wrote:
Sun Apr 23, 2017 1:46 am
As the title says I was wondering who here has experimented with 432hz tuning as opposed to 440hz standard tuning. I don't buy in to all the conspiracies about it but notherless I thought it would be interesting to try out
What are the conspiracy theories? It is supposed to be better for recording somehow? Intriguing!

I've played flat before, when I was having some left-hand issues a few years back and tuned down a half-step. Sounded great on my guitar, as others have mentioned it can, all dark and smoky. But a half-step is much lower than 432 of course.
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Mon Apr 24, 2017 11:43 pm
I tried 444hz because it gives you a C5 at 528 which is supposed to do something special to the heart and bring world peace and, I think, unicorns? It sounded a little sharp to me.
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Re: Have any of you tried tuning your guitar to 432HZ?

Post by Christopher Langley » Wed Jul 11, 2018 4:57 pm

I have definitely encountered guitars that seemed like they came alive when tuned a little flat.

You can get away with some tuning variation in classical imo, it's all personal.. but if you are playing other genres and jamming, it's really best to always stick to 440.
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