Megadeth Tune Down One Step to Compensate for Dave Mustaine's Voice

artist: megadeth date: 08/15/2013 category: wtf?
I like this
307
voted: 37
Megadeth Tune Down One Step to Compensate for Dave Mustaine's Voice
It has been revealed that Megadeth have started tuning down their guitars to compensate for frontman Dave Mustaine's ageing voice.

The band formerly used standard tuning on their guitars, but now tune to D-G-C-F-A-D so all the songs are a little lower - and so those notes are easier for 51-year-old Mustaine to sing.

As Metal Injection points out, other bands like Metallica have been doing this for years - but it's certainly a sign of the times that Mustaine has taken the literal step down lately.

The difference is evident when you compare two live Megadeth videos side-by-side. First, a performance from Rock in Rio at the original tuning:

And another from this year in London, this time tuned down a step, where Mustaine finds it much easier to sing in tune:

What do you think? Did you ever notice? Is it an offence to Megadeth purists, or worth doing int he name of putting on a good show? Let us know what you think of the change in the comments.
More megadeth news:
+ Dave Mustaine: Management Is to Blame for the Departure of Broderick and Drover General Music News 06/29/2015
+ Country Musician Steve Wariner to Appear on New Megadeth Album General Music News 06/25/2015
+ New Megadeth Album Is 'Really Aggressive' and Bound to Make Fans Happy, Mustaine Says Upcoming Releases 06/16/2015
+ Dave Mustaine Named Golden God 2015 General Music News 06/10/2015
+ David Ellefson on His Musical Education General Music News 06/09/2015
+ Chris Adler to Permanently Join Megadeth? Band Announces Live Show With Lamb of God Drummer General Music News 06/02/2015
+ view all
Comments
Your captcha is incorrect