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Jonyboy3000
10-09-2007, 01:04 PM
I've just tuned my guitar to drop d but i dont really know many bands that use drop d

Anybody know any cool bands that use drop d?

mixture25
10-09-2007, 01:06 PM
wolfmother

mr kipling
10-09-2007, 01:08 PM
Alice in Chains on some songs.

duncang
10-09-2007, 01:09 PM
Tool.

Reiatsu
10-09-2007, 01:09 PM
Trivium use Dropped D if I remember correctly, I think they use some standard in the Crusade, but I'm sure they used it a lot in Ascendancy.

My favorite tuning though is standard D =), still low but imo better for shredding ^^;

and if you can't find a song you really like in dropped D, make one yourself! =D

bobwizz247
10-09-2007, 01:10 PM
Avenged Sevenfold!!!

SRVNumberOne
10-09-2007, 01:10 PM
anything by audioslave

Rock Boy
10-09-2007, 01:10 PM
Billy Talent i think

Drool_Mouse
10-09-2007, 01:10 PM
velvet revolver does for "slither". avenged sevenfold does. umm... and the darkness, at least for "growing on me"

jlpounds2001
10-09-2007, 01:13 PM
Deftones

shredfest
10-09-2007, 01:14 PM
System Of A Down use drop d
:D

Pingis_Or_Death
10-09-2007, 01:14 PM
lots of scene music

fireoptic
10-09-2007, 01:15 PM
Most 90's Metal bands, but only a few I would consider good. Soundgarden has some more interesting dropped D riffs. Try Outshined or Slaves and Bulldozers.

Chaosinferno825
10-09-2007, 01:15 PM
Opeth uses it occasionally, Demon of The Fall and The Grand Conjuration come to mind.

ithinkfloyd
10-09-2007, 01:17 PM
a load of metal bands use drop c, which is dropped d except then you turn every string a step down.

cash49
10-09-2007, 01:18 PM
Billly Talent use it in all their songs.

perry589
10-09-2007, 01:59 PM
Foo Fighters: Low, Everlong, Good Grief, Alone + Easy Target, X-Static. All Paramore songs.

velvet revolver does for "slither".

Most, if not all, Velvet Revolver songs and Billy Talent.

Jonyboy3000
10-09-2007, 03:51 PM
cheers everybody!

i already new slither but that was bout all!

nemore?? :D

syn stout
10-09-2007, 05:18 PM
pretty much all linkin park tunes are drop d and half step down
Avenged Sevenfold and SOAD i think

Have fun man

Ba11sINurFAC3
10-09-2007, 05:33 PM
anything by audioslave

Some Audioslave is drop D, some is standard E. Same with Rage.

nophilip
10-10-2007, 09:35 AM
Most Anberlin and lostprophets use it. Nickelback, too.

iansullie
10-10-2007, 03:39 PM
muse uses it in some of they're songs.

Alreddyded
10-10-2007, 04:16 PM
Lamb Of God

Tel_One
10-10-2007, 04:40 PM
most of the hardcore and metal bands =))

J.A.R.
10-10-2007, 06:15 PM
Billy Talent
Thrice
Three Days Grace
Papa Roach
Linkin Park
Story of the year
some Sum 41 songs

chinkboy7
10-10-2007, 10:33 PM
anything by audioslave
I don't wanna sound like an ass but alot of audioslave's song's are in standard and a few are in drop b (B A D G B E)

bassboy 999
10-13-2007, 10:21 PM
Rage Against the Machine

It's all drop d!

DownInAHole.
10-13-2007, 10:47 PM
Tool.
+ 16.

Thebiz
10-14-2007, 12:57 AM
Nearly all Nu-Metal bands and many bands found in the Metalcore forum use Drop-D. Modern Hard Rock bands use Drop-D, i believe as well. It is a very widely used tuning.

GuitarGrrl16
10-14-2007, 03:47 PM
eh... spill canvas does on most of their songs. try "polygraph right now". although its easier to just use regular tuning & play chords.

Triviutallica
10-14-2007, 04:00 PM
Ax7 use Drop D they rock! SOAD Mezmerize/Hypnotize, Trivium Ember to Inferno, Ascendancy. PANTERA!! I play in drop D all the time even for for songs that are in C because iv'e lost my tuner and its a bugger trying to get it back to standard tuning! some one quote me on that :)

Mud Martian
10-14-2007, 05:13 PM
A few of the people here are off. Alice in Chains doesn't use Drop D, but they do use Drop Db in a few songs like We Die Young and Them Bones. The easiest way to tune to that would be to tune to Drop D, and then flatten each string until you have Db Ab Db Gb Bb Eb. System of a Down uses the same tuning on Mesmerize / Hypnotize, but they use "Drop C" on their first three albums, which is C G C F A D. Granted you can play these songs in Drop D, but you won't be playing them "correctly". So if you don't care about having the right tuning and just want to sound somewhat like the songs, you can play them.

But as for songs that really are in Drop D, you can try the following:

Killing in the Name - Rage Against The Machine
Outshined - Soundgarden
Black Hole Sun - Soundgarden
Negative Creep - Nirvana

I could be wrong here, but it sounds like "Down" by Stone Temple Pilots is in Drop D as well, so you could try that.

I Don't Know Anything - Mad Season

I don't know what songs specfically, but Black Label Society, Disturbed, and Creed all use Drop D or Drop Db, so take a look through there. That's my limit though, I'm sure other people who listen to more of the new metal would be able to find more Drop D songs for you. :cool:

Ba11sINurFAC3
10-14-2007, 06:55 PM
Rage Against the Machine

It's all drop d!

Nope.

ToysInTheAttic1
10-14-2007, 06:56 PM
Moby Dick by Led Zeppelin

nayleD1337
10-14-2007, 08:00 PM
System Of A Down use drop d
:D

no they dont. Selftitled-steal this album = Drop C. mezmerize/hypnotize = Drop Db

sadSTATUE
10-15-2007, 05:57 PM
System Of A Down use drop d
:D
I thought the majority of their stuff was drop C.

EDIT: what that guy said ^^^^^^

KHwannabe
06-14-2008, 07:22 AM
Avemged Sevenfold, Trivium, rage against the machine and Led Zeppelin on some songs i think ^

Noakesy
06-14-2008, 07:30 AM
wait do u only change your bottom e when you tune to drop d??

Alucard II
06-14-2008, 10:04 AM
Alice in Chains on some songs.AIC are mostly Eb or drop Db, actually.

as has been said, Tool play in drop D. they are amazing. i also vote for RATM

andychalmers102
06-15-2008, 03:08 AM
some foo fighters songs
RATM
Wolfmother

RobertiusB
06-15-2008, 07:02 AM
Practically every heavy-ish bands got a few in drop D/C/Db/C#

kryptonite22
06-15-2008, 01:23 PM
Hell is for Heroes

Slaytanic1993
06-15-2008, 02:09 PM
Porcupine Tree -

Blackest Eyes
Wedding Nails (might be in E?)
Fear of A Blank Planet

To name a few.

gates26
06-16-2008, 01:11 PM
avenged sevenfold use drop D but if you are just starting to play guitar don't start with drop D because then standard power chords will mabey seem difficult

brush200400
06-16-2008, 01:15 PM
bands that use drop d? any band that sucks

kc_pod
06-17-2008, 01:01 AM
Almost every Creed song. P.O.D. also.

mcfreaki
06-17-2008, 08:37 AM
there are some Tenacious D songs that involve Drop D... such as the metal (half of the metal is Drop D)

willsi100
09-04-2008, 10:39 AM
System Of A Down use drop d
:D

SOAD use Drop C

talia.
09-04-2008, 10:48 AM
Tool.
This.

Some Rage Against the Machine is in drop D, some Pearl Jam, some STP, some Soundgarden...

Phill-Rock
09-04-2008, 03:57 PM
Bowling for Soup


Remember learning Girls All the Bad Guys Want on guitar like 5 or 6 years ago...

mcr-fan-405
09-04-2008, 09:26 PM
fall out boy

just sayin

Slaytanic1993
09-04-2008, 10:03 PM
Bowling for Soup


Remember learning Girls All the Bad Guys Want on guitar like 5 or 6 years ago...

Good song.

Phill-Rock
09-04-2008, 10:40 PM
Good song.
Damn right.

I found the single a while back, and have been playing it.

Almost worthy of a mention in the Guilty Pleasures thread.

Except I'm not guilty, and still refuse to post in it.

NeoGuitarist
09-04-2008, 11:17 PM
Metallica, Van Halen, and Velvet Revolver in some songs. Tool, alot of nu and alt. metal. Some grunge and alt rock, some punk pop. Alot of metal bands, some hardcore and metalcore bands (though most of them use drop c). A ton of people really.

Even if ignorant people call you "nu" or "mallcore" for using it, don't be afraid to experiment with alternate tunings like drop d. And no, using drop d is not cheating.

Stitchmouth
07-16-2009, 07:59 AM
Lamb of God uses Dropped-D for every song and Trivium uses mostly Dropped-C but they go to Dropped D occasionally

Stitchmouth
07-16-2009, 08:02 AM
What you really want to tune to, depending on your style and likes and dislikes, is anything from Dropped B to Dropped A, the heaviest **** on the planet, some bands go so low they just switch to 6-String basses

p3dr011
07-16-2009, 06:37 PM
System of a down
and
Soulfly
Very nice bands ;)
/Edit, they use Drop D

Iron Disturbia
07-16-2009, 06:46 PM
Tool are the most consistent users of Drop D to my knowledge. All of their songs except for 2 and a half (The half being Parabol which is an "intro" to Parabola which is one of the songs that doesn't use Drop D).

jonnyellis
07-17-2009, 07:52 AM
rage against the machine use quite a lot of drop d tuning like in killing in the name and born of a broken man

tombstonehand
07-17-2009, 08:10 AM
Lonnie Johnson (almost all of his 30's stuff is in Dropped D)

Blind Willie McTell (on Statesboro Blues)

Tommy Johnson (on Canned Heat Blues and Big Road Blues)

Bob Dylan (on See That My Grave Is Kept Clean, Fixin' To Die, Blowin' In The Wind, Masters of War. Alot of his early stuff.)

Duck Baker (on almost everything)



Those aren't really bands, but I think solo artists should probably count.

anacrucix
07-17-2009, 09:14 AM
AT SUNRISE!

lol.

Lots O' FX
07-17-2009, 09:28 PM
Since when does SOAD use drop D? Im pretty sure it was drop C on their early stuff and drop C# on their later albums.

synystergates92
10-05-2009, 06:09 AM
Ax7 use Drop D they rock! SOAD Mezmerize/Hypnotize, Trivium Ember to Inferno, Ascendancy. PANTERA!! I play in drop D all the time even for for songs that are in C because iv'e lost my tuner and its a bugger trying to get it back to standard tuning! some one quote me on that :)
Drop D tuning is defenately the best tuning for heavy playing ! Avenged sevenfold and pantera and yeah, all the rest, they are awesome, and one of the reasons for that is their drop D tuning...

synystergates92
10-05-2009, 06:12 AM
Since when does SOAD use drop D? Im pretty sure it was drop C on their early stuff and drop C# on their later albums.
maybe, but if you want to play their songs, it works in drop D too... you can't play along to the CD but thats okei if you have a floyd rose for an example... then its a great deal tuning down or up... ://

kenvy
10-05-2009, 03:41 PM
Linkin Park, is like a Drop D overload.

zephyrclaw
10-05-2009, 11:57 PM
Jimmy Eat World has at least a few songs in Drop D Tuning, as does Yellowcard

Toph Rulez D00d
10-07-2009, 01:33 PM
Trivium's first two albums, there new albums are standard and they now use 7 strings a lot. For other bands that consistently use drop D You also have Avenged Sevenfold, Story of the Year, Papa Roach, Lamb of God, The Devil Wears Prada, Senses Fail.

BladeSlinger
10-08-2009, 08:50 PM
Pantera doesn't use Drop D to my knowledge, unless it's a small few. and Walk is in D Standard, I shan't have any of that Drop D ****. Flyleaf, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus and John 5 use Drop D.

1nSingularity
10-09-2009, 08:08 AM
Tool.Fixed

evro123
10-10-2009, 02:33 AM
TOOOOOOOOOOL!!!!!!!!

the devil wears prada

Quote:
Originally Posted by SRVNumberOne
anything by audioslave


Some Audioslave is drop D, some is standard E. Same with Rage.

and even drop B!!!!!!! (audioslave)

visper97
06-30-2011, 12:03 PM
Lamb Of God uses Drop D

Kyle<3
06-30-2011, 12:08 PM
It's a good thing you let them know 3 years later.

maker's marked
07-06-2011, 10:42 AM
The Beatles actually used Drop D on the song "Dear Prudence". Van Halen uses it on "Unchained".

One of the bands that is most responsible/influential for the recent Drop D tuning phase, is King's X (been doing it since the late 80's). They aren't real popular in the mainstream, but tons of musicians (ie. Billy Sheehan, Vernon Reid, Jeff Ament), all comment that King's X as one of their favorite bands.

Dpullam
07-06-2011, 02:31 PM
Jack Johnson's song called No Other Way is drop d.

aldy anzhari
07-12-2011, 07:43 AM
avenged sevenfold
foREVer

LambOfGod117
08-24-2011, 02:33 AM
Very few metal bands play in D if thats what your looking for... but here are as many as I can think of

Volbeat
Metallica
Tool :)
Lamb of god :)
Gwar
System of a down (in their first few albums)
Disturbed (early disturbed)
Rage against the machine
Trivium (but I heard they have a seven string but idk)
A7x
Staind

but most of those have probably been said already...hope I helped!! :)

stevosmusic1
08-24-2011, 09:56 AM
fall out boy

just sayin

aww thats what i was gonna say

but also:

All time low

Asking Alexandria

the hirsh
08-24-2011, 10:07 PM
Hall of the Mountain King - Savatage

If you're not into metal there's
Unchained - Van Halen
The Battle Rages on - Deep Purple

LambOfGod117
10-18-2011, 06:06 PM
Blessthefall
SevenDust (some)
Redline Chemistry
Burn Halo
Papa Roach

EvilAngel93
10-20-2011, 06:58 PM
Soundgarden, mostly on Badmotorfinger
Deftones and Alice in Chains use Drop Db; just a half step down, and it's a cooler tuning anyway :)

-tempest-
10-20-2011, 07:01 PM
la dispute, and thursday do. both are really good bands.

Mean Mr Mustard
10-20-2011, 07:50 PM
I like how every time this thread is made, half of the responses are either just wrong, or they mention an artist who only uses it maybe 1 or 2 times...

la dispute, and thursday do. both are really good bands.
But this is an ace reply

guitarhead911
10-25-2011, 04:32 PM
UNDEROATH! thousand foot krutch!
(both sometimes)

LambOfGod117
12-14-2011, 05:50 PM
Asking Alexandria :( (i dont like them)
Abandon All ships
The devil wear prada (most)
August burns red (some)

DAVE1979SK
12-21-2011, 07:47 AM
DEATH uses drop D

caped379
12-21-2011, 07:52 AM
Avenged Sevenfold!!!

+1

coco-loco
12-21-2011, 08:08 AM
Some Marilyn Manson albums use the tuning, but not all. I don't know loads of bands that use it, though if racked my brains hard enough i'm sure I'd be able to find a couple more.

There aren't any others coming to mind at the moment though, sorry :(

6METAL6BASSIST6
03-28-2012, 06:11 PM
Death, and the 'M-16' album by Sodom is in Drop D

happysad
04-01-2012, 11:07 AM
Jeff Buckley (but that thread is so old I wonder if it's of any use replying to it...).

psycho sexy
04-08-2012, 11:04 AM
Pulled apart by horses and some of Biffy Clyro's older stuff uses Drop D

gateway01
04-12-2012, 09:34 AM
Soundgarden, Sum 41, Filter

jod23
04-14-2012, 09:52 PM
alice in chains 'them bones' is a good song to play in drop d