first of all I’m very new here so please excuse me if I’m doing anything wrong. Next of all I’m self learning guitar as a hobby and I’m quite new to that too. I recently bought a distortion pedal and wanting to learn to play a dethklok song but it needs me to tune my guitar to C F A# D# G C. I’m a bit nervous about tuning the 5th string from the top but it’s the furthest I have ever tuned it and I don’t want my strings to break. I believe they are the basic gauges (9-42). So I’m just asking if anyone knows any tips and advice to stop me breaking my strings. Many thanks, lolamnma
Sounds like a bit of a silly idea. Why do you need to do it? You could just use a capo on a higher fret, and imagine that's the open strings. Or simply play the song with standard tuning - I suppose you're using tab, in which case, it'll still work, but sound low.
There's not ony the high possibility that strings will break, but a more important one that it will put a lot of stress on the guitar, particularly the neck.