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Old 01-19-2008, 09:35 PM   #21
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I know that taking back sunday and paramore tune most of their songs half step down

Paramore uses Drop-D and Drop-C#
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Old 01-19-2008, 09:59 PM   #22
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Old 01-19-2008, 10:11 PM   #23
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Considering his first album was in 1967 and he died in 1971, I'm not sure there's "later stuff", but even then, it's all half-step.


He died in September 1970.

Nirvana stole the idea from Killing Joke and New Order. However they (KJ) influenced were by dub which used it all the time. It is nothing new, bands like Hawkwind sound like they used a tuned down bass in the 1960's.
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Old 01-20-2008, 12:17 AM   #24
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Paramore uses Drop-D and Drop-C#


yeah, while they're tuned down
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Old 01-20-2008, 01:01 AM   #25
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Old 01-20-2008, 01:07 AM   #26
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funeral for a friend use drop C#


Which is the flat version of drop D. I think it's safe to recommend bands playing that in a thread asking about tuning down half a step.
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Old 01-20-2008, 03:43 AM   #27
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He died in September 1970.

Nirvana stole the idea from Killing Joke and New Order. However they (KJ) influenced were by dub which used it all the time. It is nothing new, bands like Hawkwind sound like they used a tuned down bass in the 1960's.

Well there you go. Didn't someone significant die in 1971? Jim Morrison?
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Old 01-20-2008, 03:46 AM   #28
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Here are some bands that have used this tuning:

* Slayer (For every album up to Diabolus in Musica.)
* Megadeth (only for the whole album Youthanasia)
* Dream Theater
* Rise Against
* The Killers
* The Smashing Pumpkins
* Jimi Hendrix
* Thin Lizzy
* Gwar
* Motörhead
* Simple Plan
* Taking Back Sunday
* Poison
* Rhino Bucket
* Guns N' Roses
* Led Zeppelin
* Coheed and Cambria
* Relient K
* Weezer
* Nirvana
* Stevie Ray Vaughan
* Iced Earth
* Green Day
* Eskimo Joe
* Stone Sour
* Kiss
* The Velvet Underground
* Dashboard Confessional
* Van Halen
* Alice in Chains
* CKY
* The Wildhearts
* Yngwie Malmsteen
* Phil Ochs
* Circa Survive
* Metallica

yea. see the first post guys?
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Old 01-20-2008, 10:07 AM   #30
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Considering his first album was in 1967 and he died in 1971, I'm not sure there's "later stuff", but even then, it's all half-step.


I should have said was stuff past the first album, which is apparently in standard.
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Old 01-20-2008, 11:31 AM   #31
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Old 01-20-2008, 12:57 PM   #32
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On "Blood Sugar Sex Magik", the Chili Peppers used that tuning some.
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Old 01-20-2008, 01:01 PM   #33
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On "Blood Sugar Sex Magik", the Chili Peppers used that tuning some.


Only on If You Have To Ask, I think.
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Old 01-20-2008, 01:08 PM   #34
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Only on If You Have To Ask, I think.


No, it's more than that. i don't know which ones, but I read a Guitar World interview with Flea. A handful of the songs use 1/2 step tuning. In fact, he said that he thinks "If You Have To Ask" is a whole step down.

But, w/e...
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No, it's more than that. i don't know which ones, but I read a Guitar World interview with Flea. A handful of the songs use 1/2 step tuning. In fact, he said that he thinks "If You Have To Ask" is a whole step down.

But, w/e...


Well, I know that Naked in the Rain is drop D, Righteous and Wicked is on a 5er, and Power of Equality has it's E string dropped down to Eb. Can't remember the rest
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Old 01-20-2008, 02:20 PM   #36
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I should have said was stuff past the first album, which is apparently in standard.

I'm pretty sure that Manic Depression and Hey Joe are half-step.
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Old 03-05-2008, 07:30 AM   #38
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Try playing songs that are usually standard as a half step down...some stuff sounds really good with that adjustment...plus its easier for vocalists if they are abit flat!
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Alice In Chains, Stone Sour (in some songs), A.F.I., Stevie Ray Vaughn, Rise Against, Weezer, and Guns N' Roses are all I can think of as of now.

Also, in the dropped version of half-step down, a lot of bands play in this tuning.

Just drop the low e-string as you would in dropped-D tuning (which I assume you're already familiar with).

Here are some bands that play in dropped Db/C#.

Smile Empty Soul (All songs)
Chevelle (on songs off of Sci-Fi Crimes)
Theory of a Deadman (some songs)
Puddle of Mudd (most songs)
Egypt Central (most songs)
Nirvana (Some songs off of In Utero and in "Blew")
Before Their Eyes (debut and some songs after that)
Breaking Benjamin (used exclusively on their debut, and used somewhat in their future albums)
Three Days Grace (Just Like You)
Collective Soul (Shine)
Deftones (on some songs)
Evans Blue (used exclusively on their debut)
Finch (used exclusively on their debut)
Linkin Park (Hybrid Theory, excluding like 2 songs or so, and in Meteora)
Rise Against (Midnight Hands)
Scars on Broadway [Daron Malakian's side project, highly recommend checking it out] (used exclusively on their debut )
System of a Down (Hypnotize/Mesmerize)
Seether (on some songs, mainly used in Karma and Effect, with some songs in future albums)
Shinedown (in some songs)
SR-71 (used exclusively in Tomorrow)
10 Years (the guitarists tune their guitars to an open Dsus tuning, which is obviously a half-step down, but one can play their songs in dropped-Db/C#)

Hope this helps you some in your journey.

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