Good bands that use Drop A or B tuning?


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thedoctordragon
08-26-2006, 07:20 PM
Only bands in this genre I know of that I like that use those tunings are The Acacia Strain and Dead to Fall. Recommend me some others if you could...
Don't say Chevelle. Ha!

AngryGuitarist
08-26-2006, 07:24 PM
Zakk wylde does the low E string to B but..he's not really "hardcore" metal...

#1 nirvana fan
08-26-2006, 07:26 PM
job for a cowboy

crash 2.0
08-26-2006, 07:27 PM
Sepultura did Drop-B once I think. I used Drop A once.

TIMshady1stLP
08-26-2006, 07:27 PM
Dead Man In Reno uses drop B.

chobbsy
08-26-2006, 07:31 PM
Do in flames sometimes? im not sure on that?

Disco Vietnam
08-26-2006, 07:36 PM
job for a cowboy

No.

Gomorrah
08-26-2006, 09:19 PM
Isis.

Metal_Rich
08-26-2006, 09:41 PM
Breaking Benjamin on their new album. and I'm pretty sure In Flames sometimes do, not dropped though.

AzureNight
08-26-2006, 09:41 PM
Nile are in drop-A if you're looking for a challenge and like death metal. I know this is the hardcore forum, but I just clicked this thread from the main page. :p:

kaktusnpoop
08-27-2006, 01:00 AM
Pelican

Craigo
08-27-2006, 05:09 AM
Ion Dissonse (however you spell it) occassionally go even lower. They tend to play in B generally if I can remember rightly.

random988
08-27-2006, 05:41 AM
Parkway Drive use Drop B on most, if not all of their songs

technicolour
08-27-2006, 05:32 PM
My band does drop B, it's a pain, thank god I only have to worry about 4 strings (bass.)

But a other bands...I think Anal Cunt play in drop A, and as for drop B, go for Pig destroyer, Amon Amarth, and At the gates.

StuartR
08-27-2006, 06:13 PM
Pig Destroyer and Agoraphobic Nosebleed use drop A.

Amon Amarth probably use a straight tuning either C or C# im guessing.
At The Gates - Straight B maybe higher on the first album.
In Flames used to use Straight C, I think some one mentioned Drop D on STYE.

JFAC use drop C on doom but now play all songs in Drop A.
Bleeding Through use drop B, as do Throwdown, Maroon, Heaven Shall Burn(I think) & Eighteen Visions. Probably Bury Your Dead too.

technicolour
08-27-2006, 09:08 PM
Pig Destroyer and Agoraphobic Nosebleed use drop A.

Amon Amarth probably use a straight tuning either C or C# im guessing.
At The Gates - Straight B maybe higher on the first album.
In Flames used to use Straight C, I think some one mentioned Drop D on STYE.

JFAC use drop C on doom but now play all songs in Drop A.
Bleeding Through use drop B, as do Throwdown, Maroon, Heaven Shall Burn(I think) & Eighteen Visions. Probably Bury Your Dead too.

lol, way to correct.

FakePlasticMan
08-27-2006, 09:30 PM
heh, static-x.

just kidding.

as previously mentioned, ion dissonance tunes down extremely low. i know a fair amount of bands in baritone tuning (equivalent to standard B) but none that drop it that i can currently think of.

ihatepigum
08-27-2006, 09:32 PM
unearth uses 7 strings if that's what you're using.

smashdpmpkn1979
08-27-2006, 09:41 PM
I'm pretty sure Unearth uses drop a, but it might be b standard.

ihatepigum
08-27-2006, 09:59 PM
they use b standard for sure, they're no drop tuning wusses

thedoctordragon
08-27-2006, 10:53 PM
Wow, thanks for all the suggestions dudes.
I've heard of most of the bands you've listed but never listened to them to much.
I gave all the ones listed a listen and I like:
-Bury Your Dead
-Bleeding Through
-Isis
-Amon Amarth
-In Flames
-Nile
-Pelican
-Ion Dissonance

Special thanks to the guy who pointed out Isis, I had never heard them before but I am amazed. Verryy good.
Also, thanks a bunch to whoever suggested Nile, I like them a lot as well.

LedZeppelin
08-27-2006, 11:50 PM
Isis, who own all your souls.

Fixed.

~Rock~Guitarist
08-28-2006, 03:18 AM
yeah there are a bunch of bands that use 7 strings like unearth and all shall perish and hit the low B

Unbending_Soul
08-28-2006, 11:25 AM
myspace.com/mcveighfl drop A South Florida Metalcore

hatebreed219
08-28-2006, 11:52 AM
The last I saw In Flames used C standard.

Korn tunes to drop A.................... :p:

StuartR
08-28-2006, 12:32 PM
Yeah but thats teh equivilent of Drop D just because the have an extra string, it wont be that flappy.

brent425
09-06-2006, 02:04 PM
bury your dead

Trustkill_88
10-02-2006, 08:57 PM
Uhh... Eighteen Visions (B) KoRn (A) Taproot (A)

)Eric(Draven
10-03-2006, 05:53 PM
Uhh... Eighteen Visions (B) KoRn (A) Taproot (A)
These are probably the only legitimate bands mentioned in this entire thread.

everytimeifry
10-03-2006, 08:32 PM
im pretty sure hatebreed uses drop b, or atleast they did on perseverance and the rise of brutality

Prepare To Burn
10-03-2006, 11:32 PM
Hatebreed uses C and only C. As for drop B parkway drive, carpathian, new I killed the prom queen, new bleeding through, the agony scene, some through the eyes of the dead, very new terror eg. hell to pay, and that's about it for me unfortunatley.

Charlatan_001
10-03-2006, 11:54 PM
I know this is the hardcore forum, but....


Mastodon uses drop A
Meshuggah... I dont know. i think drop B.

Prepare To Burn
10-04-2006, 12:33 AM
I know this is the hardcore forum, but....


Mastodon uses drop A
Meshuggah... I dont know. i think drop B.
Ah, meshauggah use tunings down the F# way hens the 8 stings, and yep mastadon use A.

ph3n0m
10-04-2006, 03:42 PM
Doesn't The Acacia Strain use drop-Bb/A#?

And yes, as mentioned, Ion Dissonance.

ph3n0m
10-04-2006, 03:44 PM
I know this is the hardcore forum, but....


Mastodon uses drop A
Meshuggah... I dont know. i think drop B.

Iunno about Mastodon, but Meshuggah uses 7 strings on their earlier albums (Bb Eb Ab Db Gb Bb Eb), and 8 string guitars on the later albums (F Bb Eb Ab Db Gb Bb Eb, i think).

Not too sure.

Jacob6293
10-04-2006, 04:27 PM
Slipknot uses Drop D, but they're not really "hardcore"...

Prepare To Burn
10-04-2006, 05:21 PM
Slipknot uses Drop D, but they're not really "hardcore"...
Hahahahaha what the ****? was that a joke? :haha :haha :haha

hatebreed219
10-04-2006, 11:07 PM
Slipknot uses Drop D, but they're not really "hardcore"... :p:

You're a funny guy, Slipknot uses drop B and drop A.

But they are not, I repeat, NOT, hardcore, nor will they ever be anything close to hardcore. :no:

guitarwannabe16
10-05-2006, 01:56 PM
yeah there are a bunch of bands that use 7 strings like unearth

This is true

I think Through the Eyes of the Dead uses seven strings too (but not really hardcore).

demonhunter2
10-05-2006, 01:59 PM
Breaking Benjamin on their new album. and I'm pretty sure In Flames sometimes do, not dropped though.
most breaking benjamin songs on their new album use Bb not B

Charlatan_001
10-05-2006, 05:34 PM
Ah, meshauggah use tunings down the F# way hens the 8 stings, and yep mastadon use A.



Oh does the threadstarter play guitar? I'm a bassist, so I was thinking in terms of bass. :p: I don't know what tuning the bassist would use.. I can't imagine anything lower than drop A. But yeah, I knew the guitarists tuned to like F and other absurd tunings.

irishmatt1992
10-05-2006, 07:06 PM
Bleeding Through does B and Slipknot A

Prepare To Burn
10-05-2006, 08:34 PM
Oh does the threadstarter play guitar? I'm a bassist, so I was thinking in terms of bass. :p: I don't know what tuning the bassist would use.. I can't imagine anything lower than drop A. But yeah, I knew the guitarists tuned to like F and other absurd tunings.
I sometimes tune to f# with my seven string it sounds ok, and I can tune my five string to f# but it doesn't sound ok.

xAestheticx
10-06-2006, 12:33 PM
Doesn't The Acacia Strain tune in G# on their new album?

Samnu
11-02-2006, 11:48 AM
The Acacia Strain still uses drop A#.

Samnu
11-02-2006, 11:51 AM
And I know they aren't hardcore, but Deftones generally uses G# standard and have been known to go down to drop F. And to correct some earlier misunderstandings, Ion Dissonance used to play in B standard, but to my knowledge they now use G# (or Ab) standard.

Panasonic3
11-02-2006, 11:57 AM
No.


no as in they suck?

but through the eyes of the dead has drop B on a couple of songs.



and why does everyone jfac?

Ibanez_Bassist
11-02-2006, 05:12 PM
:p:

You're a funny guy, Slipknot uses drop B and drop A.

But they are not, I repeat, NOT, hardcore, nor will they ever be anything close to hardcore. :no:

Funny if their new record was hardcore

joel_grieve
11-02-2006, 06:33 PM
not hardcore, but nile uses drop A.

Skat64er
11-02-2006, 07:36 PM
most breaking benjamin songs on their new album use Bb not B


...yeah, too bad their not hardcore, seeing all these other heavier bands gettn shut down "OMGEE111 NOT hXc!!1!", and not this one?

SchecterFreak
11-02-2006, 08:42 PM
icaraus landing uses drop a and some c# so...

RedDeath9
11-03-2006, 12:58 AM
Thrice's "The Earth Will Shake" uses drop A tuning. As in AADGBE. Also, thrice's "Like Moths To Flame" uses drop b.

electra2242
11-04-2006, 08:25 PM
strapping young lad, they use drop B.

MOOSE ATTACK!!!
11-10-2006, 12:46 AM
Unearth is 7 string B standard. They're probably the best metalcore band too, so you should try them.

StuartR
11-10-2006, 09:21 AM
Thrice's "The Earth Will Shake" uses drop A tuning. As in AADGBE. Also, thrice's "Like Moths To Flame" uses drop b.

That's not drop-a.

SchecterFreak
11-10-2006, 11:19 AM
hahaha thats funny^ i never even noticed that post before now that you point it out no its not!!!

Bloodshed
11-18-2006, 12:20 AM
On In Flames' album Fourteen Songs Of oncious Insanity, they used drop G on the song "Cloud Connected." But they typically play in C. Throwdown plays in C, Bury Your Dead does use B. Unearth uses 7 strings, so its standard B. Waking the Cadaver uses B i think...

Bloodshed
11-18-2006, 12:33 AM
Oh yeah, (i know this is a smaller band, but they are amazing) and Called To Arms

www.purevolume.com/calledtoarms

casualtyvampire
11-18-2006, 03:51 AM
im pretty sure:
BYD use a sharp tuning.
also wish for wings aswell.
i think carpathian use drop b
and so do parkway.

unearth use seven strings so theyd be either a or b for sure.

kurosawa
11-18-2006, 04:07 AM
dunno if anyone said this or even if its ''hardcore'' but DevilDriver are in Drop B I believe

suicideangel_2
11-18-2006, 07:27 PM
dunno if anyone said this or even if its ''hardcore'' but DevilDriver are in Drop B I believe

they arnt hardcore but they do use drop B

Bring Me The Horizon use drop B

Polestar1349
01-08-2007, 08:00 PM
Ion Dissonance dont use a standard or dropped tuning

Its a custom tuning with the lowest string in G#. Its not the usual 'fifths' tuning, if you know what I mean thus the wierd unique chords and atmosphere on the albums.

As for In Flames they've tuned to everything

Lunar Strain was D standard - middle albums were Drop B C standard and drop A. New stuff is mostly drop A or A standard.

guitarwannabe16
01-08-2007, 08:07 PM
I think the chariot used drop B on their Unsung EP.

killing spree
01-08-2007, 09:15 PM
i believe slipknot uses drop B even though this is the wrong forum

YouSmellExcited
01-08-2007, 09:21 PM
Bury Your Dead, The Red Chord, and The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza.
I'm pretty sure that Bury Your Dead and TTDTE use drop A, but The Red Chord uses drop B.
I'm not too sure, but I'm guessing.

Job 4 a Cowboy
01-08-2007, 10:00 PM
I'm pretty sure tteotd uses drop C

punkrawkdude
01-08-2007, 10:05 PM
Completely different from all the bands you've been saying, but Chevelle uses Drop B in a few songs I believe....

malakian_rocks
01-08-2007, 10:10 PM
Do in flames sometimes? im not sure on that?
Yeah, in Drop A#

guitarwannabe16
01-09-2007, 03:24 AM
I'm pretty sure tteotd uses drop C

TTEOTD are in B im pretty sure and they use 7 string guitars. They were mentioned earlier.

The Acacia Strain still uses drop A#.


No they dont anymore. They did on 3750, but on "the dead walk" they go to G#. I tried learning 4x4 and its drop G#.

Guitargod12345
01-09-2007, 03:46 PM
Zakk wylde does the low E string to B but..he's not really "hardcore" metal...

Wylde only uses Drop D, if you listen to any BLS albums.

cloud041089
01-09-2007, 04:18 PM
Blood Simple uses Drop A, but they might be a little too numetal for you.

ironman316
01-09-2007, 04:28 PM
i use drop E. a full octave down... :rolleyes: :D

nodurquack
01-09-2007, 10:34 PM
the chariot uses BF#BFAD

metallicafan180
01-09-2007, 10:42 PM
Arch Enemy used to tune 2 1/2 steps down to B E A D F# B

suicideangel_2
01-10-2007, 01:22 PM
Arch Enemy used to tune 2 1/2 steps down to B E A D F# B


I always thought arch enemy tuned C standard

godofshred
01-10-2007, 01:48 PM
No.


aye, msot of come clarity is i think

and some mastodon

guitarwannabe16
01-10-2007, 03:42 PM
the chariot uses BF#BFAD


whoa howd you figure that out?

cpt_Zac_Sparrow
01-11-2007, 02:51 PM
"Ion Dissonse (however you spell it) occassionally go even lower. They tend to play in B generally if I can remember rightly."

They use a sharp, for both their old cd and new cd.

timi_hendrix
01-11-2007, 03:26 PM
Mastodon use drop A.

untitled039
01-11-2007, 03:30 PM
Fightstar use drop-B for one of their songs.

JeffoBazoni
01-13-2007, 04:05 AM
Does DevilDriver use drop B?

dang, drop A must be really low.

You might be able to hear each vibration, like:

Eeeeeeeeee----Ooooooooo-Eeeeeeee----Oooooooo

TeethinG
04-27-2007, 12:43 PM
slipknot Drop B

KoRn Drop A

Deftones - Drop D, C, A#...

Schmidt1989
04-27-2007, 12:46 PM
slipknot Drop B

KoRn Drop A

Deftones - Drop D, C, A#...

Wow, can someone say revival?

Was there a point to bringing this thread back?

thesimo
04-27-2007, 02:58 PM
machine head
soilwork
slipknot *ducks*

lanzaa
04-27-2007, 04:19 PM
stone sour... (old thread ftw)

pinback
04-27-2007, 06:07 PM
Soilwork plays drop B

Death_Core
04-27-2007, 06:19 PM
Vehemence.........

cookdizzle
04-27-2007, 07:01 PM
like many have said Slipknot drop b all songs on s/t, all on vol.3 except prelude circle and vermillion part 2, iowa except my plague, heretic anthem, skin ticket, new abortion, and iowa are in drop a

ivan_2894
04-27-2007, 10:11 PM
Dream Theater Has Got A Couple Of Songs With Dropped Tuning

jubass14
04-27-2007, 10:13 PM
rage against the machine does one song, "maggies farm" off renegades of funk, its a good song

Invictious
04-27-2007, 10:49 PM
IN FLAMES! WHOAR

NILE!! WHOARRRR

That's pretty much all I can think of,

Kestral
04-27-2007, 10:58 PM
Machine Head are Drop B i think.

willstrats44
04-27-2007, 11:04 PM
there is a band that is awsome out of my town and im friends with them they r gunna be huge they tune 2 a flat

willstrats44
04-27-2007, 11:04 PM
o sry this is them: myspace.com/foreveritiswritten

Villarre
07-16-2008, 04:39 PM
Most deathcore bands use Drop B. Carnifex, Born of Osiris, Annotations of an Autopsy, Avidya, Arcaida Libre, Whitechapel, All Shall Perish, Arsonists Get All The Girls, Bring Me The Horizon, The Faceless, Conducting From The Grave, Here Comes The Kraken, Impending Doom, The Red Shore, Suicide Silence, With Blood Comes Cleansing...

The list just goes on. Oh, and I Killed The Prom Queen, too.

Underjoggle
07-16-2008, 04:41 PM
Amon Amarth.

KoRn Drop A

Actually, they use 7-string guitars tuned down a whole step.

gofusiesbass09
03-01-2009, 12:03 AM
Suicide Silence is in drop A


Sea of treachery's new album is gonna be in drop B


and believe it or not, mychildren mybrides now in drop b


with blood comes cleansing's new album is in drop b as well :D


as far as anything close, i know the new After The Burial album they use 7 strings tuned down one half step

so basically drop Ab


which is ridiculousssss

but After The Burial's new album is AMAZING


and if you guys are into progressive melodic metal with irregular time signatures, check out Scale The Summit. They're AMAZING.

www.myspace.com/scalethesummit ;)

nan0
03-01-2009, 12:16 AM
Oh sorry I know bands that use drop A and B but they aren't good so I guess I won't list them.

ironman316
03-01-2009, 01:14 AM
as far as anything close, i know the new After The Burial album they use 7 strings tuned down one half step

so basically drop Ab


which is ridiculousssss

but After The Burial's new album is AMAZING



uhh, After The Burial uses 8 strings on the new album. Check their myspace pics.

I agree though, it is COMPLETELY amazing.

oneblackened
03-01-2009, 02:37 AM
Machine Head uses Drop B/Drop C quite often.

blind.quardian
03-02-2009, 03:02 PM
Well I would say in flames too but they are Drop A# (newer stuff mostly)

EndTheRapture51
03-02-2009, 03:26 PM
Meshuggah.

Carcass.

In Flames.

avengej
08-11-2009, 03:21 AM
within the ruins uses drop g as in G#D#G#C#F#A#

Vasser
08-11-2009, 03:24 AM
No one's said Tool yet? They're not exclusively Drop B, but some of their songs are like Prison Sex and Sober (I think).

Quaned
08-11-2009, 04:50 AM
nile

ultimate-rocker
08-11-2009, 02:35 PM
chevelle

ToneLabeouf
08-11-2009, 02:52 PM
Pig Destroyer and Agoraphobic Nosebleed use drop A.

Amon Amarth probably use a straight tuning either C or C# im guessing.
At The Gates - Straight B maybe higher on the first album.
In Flames used to use Straight C, I think some one mentioned Drop D on STYE.

JFAC use drop C on doom but now play all songs in Drop A.
Bleeding Through use drop B, as do Throwdown, Maroon, Heaven Shall Burn(I think) & Eighteen Visions. Probably Bury Your Dead too.

Amon Amarth play in B-standard (down 2.5 steps). In Flames (what I've listened to, anyway[early stuff]) played in C-standard, and in a few cases they dropped the C string down to Bb and played in drop-D down 2 steps.

EndTheRapture51
08-11-2009, 02:58 PM
Fightstar used Drop A in Tannhauser Gate.

jags482
08-11-2009, 03:40 PM
The Devil Wears prada has some songs in drop B on their new album With Roots Above and Branches Below

flstroehmer
01-11-2010, 01:11 PM
GOLLUM use drop A!

check out www.myspace.com/gollum


check out www.rottenrecords.com

Tango616
01-11-2010, 07:55 PM
GOLLUM use drop A!

check out www.myspace.com/gollum


check out www.rottenrecords.com
let this thread die, it's old.

phantom_lord586
07-10-2010, 04:37 AM
Slipknot, Sepultura, Karnivool, Isis, and Machine Head all use drop b.

r0ckth3d34n
07-10-2010, 02:26 PM
Why did you necropost? Why would you search for something like this? Where did you find this thread?!?!?

:facepalm:

Attack Attack!

Erik_Aero
07-10-2010, 02:34 PM
Old thread, but All Shall Perish uses drop B.

vengefulguitar
10-30-2010, 10:17 AM
The lowest I would ever want to play is drop B. I know splipknot does and their pretty cool

Todd Hart
10-30-2010, 10:25 AM
Parkway Drive and In Flames.

Offworld92
10-30-2010, 11:38 AM
Zombie thread!!!

GaryS
01-12-2011, 06:13 PM
To the person who mentioned Tool, they've only ever tuned 1 or two strings down to B tuning. Prison sex and Parabola.

NatePlaysBass
01-12-2011, 07:14 PM
Obscura, Within the Ruins, In Flames, Parkway Drive

Tom 1.0
01-12-2011, 07:16 PM
Wow necro...

However, Carcass play in B Std. They are awesome.

satanicgurrl
01-12-2011, 07:23 PM
anal **** (AxCx) uses like A or B...

GaryS
01-13-2011, 05:32 AM
Yup

SOADriff
01-13-2011, 07:52 AM
slipknot use drop b, quite possibly the most brutal band i've ever heard.
/sarcasm.

musicismylifee
01-13-2011, 10:56 AM
i believe Slipknot (specifically Mick) prefers to play in either Drop B flat, Drop B, or B flat, or B.
(im sorry i dont really remember which one specifically, but i remember seeing it on a video of him practicing.

boeman1995
01-13-2011, 11:54 AM
Do in flames sometimes? im not sure on that?
In Flames usually chooses Drop A#, which lies between Drop A and B. They also went below Drop A a few times. But most of them (at least the newer stuff, and some of the old stuff) is Drop A#.

LODO1234
01-15-2011, 09:43 PM
my band uses drop A :P

mwiguitar62
05-15-2011, 01:51 PM
I'm afraid I'm going to revive this thread... But kill it. Please.

Hebriqui
05-15-2011, 03:34 PM
Foo Fighters - Stacked Actors is played with the E-string downtuned to an A if I remember correctly.

romeozdistress
05-15-2011, 07:16 PM
machine head.

bassmastabuddha
10-23-2011, 12:32 PM
newer a day to remember(B), the plot in you (A), The Absence (A or B depening on the song)

Tango616
10-23-2011, 01:48 PM
Jesus ****. Let this thread die, we don't need to say what bands use this tuning anymore, it's old as hell. We have a band tunings thread for a reason.

barden1069
10-23-2011, 02:35 PM
Am I stoned or is this in Electric Guitar, not Hardcore?

:confused:

Also, I think Baroness does dropped A or B or something.

Zelos45
10-23-2011, 08:22 PM
Scale the Summit uses the low B on their seven strings. Veil of Maya play in Drop B on a 6 string, and Intronaut also plays in Drop B.

Heilz
10-23-2011, 08:25 PM
Everybody here go and have a bice listening to a band called Nega, specially a song called Haunted Jealousy. It might nOt be everyone's cup of tea but the guitar is pretty awesome and it's in drop C if i remember well.