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Old 11-08-2013, 11:49 PM   #1
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Eb, the "tuning of champions"

Originally, it started as somewhat of a joke with me and some friends that Eb standard was "the tuning of champions" because so many kickass bands played in that tuning. but now i realize, there really is something kickass about that tuning

for starters, two of the godfathers of thrash, Slayer and Testament, played in this legendary tuning, as well as power metal legends "iced earth" and a lot of other bands who eventually changed to/used the tuning (Metallica, Dream Theater, Megadeth, Motorhead, etc.).

so in honor of these metal gods, i want to start an appreciation thread for any metal band that played, or at least changed to this great tuning (i hope this hasnt been done already. dont be afraid to tell me if this is redundant; just dont be a douche)
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Old 11-08-2013, 11:59 PM   #2
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Old 11-09-2013, 12:41 AM   #3
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wrathchild starting this thread out right!
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Old 11-09-2013, 12:47 AM   #4
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one of my favorite testament songs, next to "so many lies"
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Old 11-09-2013, 12:50 AM   #5
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**** it, here it is. the song that introduced me to testament
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Old 11-09-2013, 12:52 AM   #6
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Old 11-09-2013, 12:53 AM   #7
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Old 11-09-2013, 01:06 AM   #8
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in my opinion, one of the best, if not the best song these guys ever released
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Old 11-09-2013, 01:17 AM   #9
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I always loved the intro (up to 2:27) to this Deicide track:



I'm also pretty sure that this Deceased track is in Eb standard if not the entire discography:

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Old 11-09-2013, 02:08 AM   #10
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Old 11-09-2013, 02:16 AM   #11
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sorry for breaking the metal combo
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Old 11-09-2013, 05:57 AM   #13
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C# standard is superior.
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Old 11-09-2013, 06:13 AM   #14
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C# standard is superior.


Superior? Is there a table of standards and measurements for guitar tuning quality?

I use Eb all the time, it's basically my standard tuning, so I very much approve of this thread.

And now for some poofy-haired Danzig singing to a scary looking chair

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Old 11-09-2013, 06:24 AM   #15
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Green Day also uses it, so there goes your argument.

Life is much better in D Standard.

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Old 11-09-2013, 06:31 AM   #16
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Green Day also uses it, so there goes your argument.

Life is much better in D Standard.


A quick trip to wikipedia reveals that Green Day also use D standard. As do Fall Out Boy and P.O.D.

I don't think any tuning is free from crappy bands.
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Old 11-09-2013, 06:34 AM   #17
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Children of the Grave = C# Standard

I prefer Eb Standard as well because my guitar is pretty old and poorly maintained so Eb Standard sounds so much more badass than E Standard. Plus I was a big Iced Earth fan back in the day so I learned pretty much every good Iced Earth song... and they all happen to be in Eb Standard.
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Superior? Is there a table of standards and measurements for guitar tuning quality?
Yes. The secret content of this table, also known as the Codex of the Riff, is revealed only to a chosen few.

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Old 11-09-2013, 10:17 AM   #19
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hey hey now, D and C# standard are undoubtedly great tunings, but this isnt an appreciation thread for them. feel free to make them if you so desperately think theyre more legendary tunings
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Old 11-09-2013, 10:18 AM   #20
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sorry for breaking the metal combo

ill allow an exception for this guy

just dont do it again lol
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