I was wondering if it would be easier to play metal songs (i.e. Slipknot's new album) on a 7 string? If so, how would I go about doing the tuning? I read through most tabs, and it seems like I'd just have to drop the low B one whole step, but then the G would have to be down tuned a half step? Is that really all I'd have to do?
yep, that would be drop a
Correct tuning, but playing on a 7 string is a little different, you'd be better off getting a baritone. They're made for that stuff.