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liquidknowledg4
03-08-2007, 08:59 PM
I was wondering what tuning dimebag used on this song. I have seen and learned the tab for it in standard tuning but i know he used drop D and whole step down tuning alot. Does anyone know what tuning he used on the song cowboys from hell?

NOtrab
03-08-2007, 09:01 PM
standard

wylde_overdrive
03-08-2007, 09:10 PM
standard

Nope, 1/4 step down.

robsta_65
03-08-2007, 09:11 PM
yep, it is a 1/4 step down.

JDawg4098
03-08-2007, 09:11 PM
Nope, 1/4 step down.

...quarter step??

Are you positive about that? I've never heard of tuning down a quarter step. Very interesting...But i'm blues so i'm not exposed to Dimebag alot, 1/2 step for me.

The Kinzo
03-08-2007, 09:12 PM
Actually, Dimebag tunes 1/4th step down for mostly all tunings he is in. So since "CFH" is in standard, Dime is actually in between halfstep down tuning and standard

wylde_overdrive
03-08-2007, 09:13 PM
...quarter step??

Are you positive about that? I've never heard of tuning down a quarter step. Very interesting...But i'm blues so i'm not exposed to Dimebag alot, 1/2 step for me.

Yup, I'm sure.

Live it was probably a more regular tuning, but on the album, it was 1/4 step down.

bucky_2300
03-08-2007, 09:15 PM
The tape was changed slightly in speed, resulting in a change of pitch. Case in point - Cemetery Gates. It's tuned down a 1/4 step, but it's not like they actually tuned their instruments down a quarter step. The piano would sound like bollocks on that track against the other instruments if it weren't a tape speed thing.

The Kinzo
03-08-2007, 09:23 PM
The tape was changed slightly in speed, resulting in a change of pitch. Case in point - Cemetery Gates. It's tuned down a 1/4 step, but it's not like they actually tuned their instruments down a quarter step. The piano would sound like bollocks on that track against the other instruments if it weren't a tape speed thing.

haha there ya have it

Kurapica
03-08-2007, 09:44 PM
Yeah I remember reading the quarter step thing too, but standard for all intents.

liquidknowledg4
03-08-2007, 10:15 PM
alright ill just stay with standard, thats the only tab i can find anyway. thanks dudes

RPGoof
03-08-2007, 11:05 PM
I know it's in standard but I've heard things about him turning somewwhere around 1/4. Maybe higher, idk.