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First things first, if in the wrong place close it please. Okay now that's over with, what songs sound better to you when they are played in a different tuning? For example I play "Fade to Black" by Metallica half a step lower and it's sounds cooler. So guys, which songs do you play in a different tuning than what it's written in?
#2
Everything sounds cooler in Drop-C. It's a fact.
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Everything sounds cooler in Drop-C. It's a fact.

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Laid to Rest - Lamb of God sounds waaayyy better in Drop C.
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Tool's Sober sounds absolutely awesome in Db/C# as opposed to D. I play the bridge in triplets and the chorus muted and subdivided into sixes, too, which really thickens it up.
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Everything sounds cooler in Drop-C. It's a fact.


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Clearly you've never listened to St. Anger.

I was using an interesting technique known as sarcasm.

And St. Anger is pretty lol-worthy
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#11
Medusa by Bring Me The Horizon sounds way cooler in Drop-C instead of the original Drop-B
#12
I was messing around the other day and played Ministry's 'Just One Fix' in drop D, replacing all the palm-muting with fret-muting. It sounds like a terrible idea on paper but it sounded pretty good with the right amount of ratty distortion and a loose, punkish feel to the playing.
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#13
I like playing Hey Baby by Jimi Hendrix in drop c as well as all along the watch tower, it sound really cool. I like playing some Nirvana's In Bloom and Litium in D versus Db
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I like playing Hey Baby by Jimi Hendrix in drop c as well as all along the watch tower, it sound really cool. I like playing some Nirvana's In Bloom and Litium in D versus Db

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I like playing Hey Baby by Jimi Hendrix in drop c as well as all along the watch tower, it sound really cool. I like playing some Nirvana's In Bloom and Litium in D versus Db


Lithium is in D to begin with, and In Bloom is standard. Obviously, neither were in Db.
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Tool's Sober sounds absolutely awesome in Db/C# as opposed to D. I play the bridge in triplets and the chorus muted and subdivided into sixes, too, which really thickens it up.


Wouldn't triplets make it just mess completely with the rhythm and feel of the song?
#18
I play Breaking Benjamin stuff in Drop-C as opposed to Drop-Bb and it sounds pretty decent... but tuning lower than Drop-B is a bit of a pain on standard scale guitars like my LP
#19
I play Firebreather by Thrice in Drop D instead of the weird ass tuning they use. It sounds almost exactly the same, just a little less thick and a bit more melodic.
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thats what she said.
but anyway. i believe that the songs should be played in there original tunings. just becausethats how they were intended to sound.
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Wouldn't triplets make it just mess completely with the rhythm and feel of the song?

Well, technically it's two sets of triplets and a single at the end... So it's seven in all.

It does throw the meter a little, but I like mixing them up. The chorus is more of that feel than the bridge. THe bridge is really just fitting more notes into the space given and adding a single extra note at the end before 'pedalling' again.
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Anything that's normally in Drop D sounds better to me down in B. Most things in standard sound better in Eb.
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I play Breaking Benjamin stuff in Drop-C as opposed to Drop-Bb and it sounds pretty decent... but tuning lower than Drop-B is a bit of a pain on standard scale guitars like my LP

The only band I like that plays THAT low (Bb or A) is Sevendust. They keep it clean enough that you can hear the notes well. I hate when people tune to hell# and have their gain on 10.
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The only band I like that plays THAT low (Bb or A) is Sevendust. They keep it clean enough that you can hear the notes well. I hate when people tune to hell# and have their gain on 10.


I agree with this guy.

on this part: "I hate when people tune to hell# and have their gain on 10"
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#26
Most Standard songs sound better in Eb. I always play Opeth in Eb.

And, Eb sounds better in D. Cannibal Corpse's early stuff in particular.
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Most Standard songs sound better in Eb. I always play Opeth in Eb.

And, Eb sounds better in D. Cannibal Corpse's early stuff in particular.


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I'm old school metal all the way, so I think everything sounds better in standard
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I'm old school metal all the way, so I think everything sounds better in standard


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#30
I like Babe I'm Gonna Leave You half a step lower.
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#31
Alice in Chains - Angry Chair (originally in standard, half-step down)

I made an arrangement of the chorus in DADGAD tuning that sounds wonderful. Slightly less sad because of all the suspended chords, but I really like it.
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Everything sounds better in ostrich tuning.
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Wow. Just used Audacity to change Fade to Black's pitch down a step and it sounds ****ing awesome. James' voice sounds cool.
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#35
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Everything sounds better in ostrich tuning.


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#37
Everything in standard.

Being heavy in standard makes you a man. Being "heavy" in Drop A makes you a mouse.

Remember that.
#38
Most Metallica songs I think sound better in Eb, especially Disposable Heroes.
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#39
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thats what she said.
but anyway. i believe that the songs should be played in there original tunings. just becausethats how they were intended to sound.

so you absolutely have to play a song the way it was intended to sound? thats almost like saying all cover songs suck if they were made to sound different from the original.
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