#1
i've played for 15 years in standard tuning, drop d, drop c, whole step down. i pondered recently why. do we tune down to sound heavier? or is to match vocal styles. what is the main reasons for tuning your guitar down?
#2
it sounds more brutal

haha

jus get a general lower sound. Its more fiting to have a downtuned guitar if the singer has a low deep voice
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#4
and chunkier

although death magnetic is all in standard i think
either way its bad - i dont know animals
#5
everything you said.. to sound heavier, to make it more brutal, and to match vocals, especially low screaming
#6
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and chunkier

although death magnetic is all in standard i think

Why do you think it's completley soft and mainstream?

Standard can sound just as heavy as Drop A/B/Whatever you like.
But I rather singing to match a downtuned guitar.
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#7
to sound heavier and make metal powerchords easier to play like

drop d
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this is easier than playing
in standard tuning
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#8
Sorry to rehash an old thread, however I'm curious as well.

I drop down to D quite often as well. It inspires a whole differnt mode and note selection for me. Jamming with a drummer and without a bass player, it really fills the low end and the rythm side of things.

But I ask, at what point is low TOO low on the guitar? Like dropped A on seven string just eliminates 104 of 109 notes on a 24 fret bass (of course you could drop the bass too). Would a bass player mind getting his toes stepped on all the time or is it a lack of bass player skill?

"...if it's too low, you're too old."