Tuning the Hydra Guitar
The Hydra, simply put, uses a standard guitar tuning, a whole step lower with 3 extra strings inserted between the 4th and 5th strings.
- Hydra: D · G · D · G · C · C · F · A · D
- Now imagine, without tuning the hydra 1 step lower, you have a normal 6 string with the 3 extras between the 4th and 5th being 5th=d, same note as 3rd fret 2nd string, 6th=a, same note as 2nd fret 3rd string, 7th=e, same note as 2nd fret 4th string.
- Standard: E · A · D g b e
- Hydra: E · A e a d D g b e