Page 1 of 3
Magero
Nothing to say, Bats?
Join date: May 2006
4,528 IQ
#1
Welcome to the Tunings Thread.
This was originally Dyer's Eve's BRILLIANT idea (in the metal forum), that became amazingly hard to to manage. I took on the task.
So, I present...
The Metal Hardcore Forum Tunings Thread
I left most of them blank until I fill them in. Any genres you think are wrong/not filled in, tell me

Thanks to NY_FootBall49 for helping me get the thread moving.

Band tunings
E standard (E A D G B E)
Trivium* [[Metalcore (early), Heavy Metal (later)]]
Verse [[Hardcore]]
Have Heart [[Hardcore]]
Shai Hulud
Cro-Mags [[Hardcore]]
Overcast [[Metalcore/Hardcore]]
Sick of It All [[Hardcore]]
Winds of Plague [[Symphonic Deathcore]]

Eb standard Tuning (Eb Ab Db Gb Bb Eb)
Protest The Hero* [[Progressive Metalcore]]
Alexisonfire
Stampin' Ground [[Metalcore]]

Drop D Tuning (D A D G B E)
Trivium* [[Metalcore (early)/Heavy Metal (later)]]
Every Time I Die
Avenged Sevenfold
Lamb of God
Maylene and the Sons of Disaster
The Word Alive
E-Town Concrete [[Hardcore/ Rapcore]]
A Life Once Lost [[Metalcore]]
Manntis [[Metalcore]]
This Or The Apocalypse [[Metalcore]]
7 Angels 7 Plagues

Drop C# (C# G# C# F# A# D#)
Protest The Hero* [[Progressive Metalcore]]
Belay My Last [[Deathcore]]
A Dozen Furies [[Metalcore]]

D standard Tuning (D G C F A D)
All That Remains* [[Metalcore]]
Biohazard [[Hardcore/Rapcore]]
Life of Agony [[Hardcore]]
The Red Chord [[Technical Death Metal/Grindcore/Metalcore]]
Terror [[Hardcore]]
Trapped Under Ice [[Hardcore]]
Walls of Jericho [[Hardcore/ Metalcore]]

C# standard Tuning (C# F# B E G# C#)
All That Remains* [[Metalcore]]
Between The Buried And Me [[Progressive Metalcore]]

Drop C Tuning (C G C F A D)]
As I Lay Dying [[Metalcore]]
As Blood Runs Black [[Deathcore]]
August Burns Red [[Metalcore]]
Born of Osiris [[Progressive Deathcore]]
Bullet For My Valentine [[Metalcore]]
Chimaira [[Metalcore]]
Escape The Fate
Hatebreed
Misery Signals [[Metalcore]]
Waking the Cadaver [[Brutal Deathcore]]
Job for a Cowboy* [[Deathcore (early), Death Metal (later)]]
The Faceless [[Progressive Deathcore (early)/Progressive Death Metal (later)]]
The Black Dahlia Murder* [[Metalcore (early)/ Melodic Death Metal (later)]]
The Carrier [[Melodic Hardcore]]
Arsonists Get All The Girls [[Deathcore]]
Burning The Masses [[Deathcore]]
Comeback Kid [[Hardcore]]
Conducting From The Grave [[Deathcore]]
Converge [[Metalcore]]
First Blood [[Hardcore/Metalcore]]
Glass Casket [[Metalcore]]
God Forbid* [[Metalcore]]
Heaven Shall Burn [[Metalcore]]
Himsa [[Metalcore]]
Hiroshima Will Burn [[Technical Deathcore]]
Impartial Dismemberment [[Deathcore]]
Miss May I [[Metalcore]]
A Perfect Murder [[Metalcore]]
Scars of Tomorrow [[Metalcore]]
Shadows Fall* [[Metalcore]]
Stick To Your Guns [[Metalcore]]

C standard Tuning (C F A# D# G C)]
The Black Dahlia Murder* [[Metalcore (early)/ Melodic Death Metal (later)]]
Diecast [[Metalcore]]

Drop B Tuning (B F# B E G# C#)
Parkway Drive* [[Metalcore]]
Veil Of Maya [[Progressive Deathcore]]
Bring Me The Horizon* [[Metalcore (early), Deathcore/Metalcore (later)]]
Animosity [[Deathcore]]
Betrayal [[Metalcore/Deathcore]]
Bleeding Through* [[Metalcore]]
Dead To Fall [[Metalcore]]
Devildriver* [[Metalcore]]
iwrestledabearonce [[Experimental Deathcore]]
Mychildren Mybride [[Metalcore]]
Suffokate [[Deathcore]]
Underneath The Gun [[Deathcore]]

Drop Bb (Bb F Bb Eb G C)
Job For A Cowboy* [[Deathcore (early), Death Metal (later)]]
The Acacia Strain* [[Metalcore]]
Bring Me The Horizon* [[Metalcore (early), Deathcore/Metalcore (later)]]
Parkway Drive* [[Metalcore]]
Bleeding Through* [[Metalcore]]
Emmure [[Deathcore/Moshcore/Nu Metal]]
Eternal Lord [[Deathcore]]
From The Shallows [[Deathcore]]
I Declare War [[Deathcore]]

B Standard - 6 strings (B E A D F# B)
Cryptopsy [[Technical Death Metal (early) / Deathcore (later)]]
Despised Icon [[Deathcore]]

B Standard - 7 strings (B E A D G B E)
Trivium* [[Metalcore (early), Heavy Metal (later)]]
Unearth* [[Metalcore]]

Drop A - 6 strings(A E A D F# B)
The Acacia Strain* [[Metalcore]]
Carnifex [[Deathcore]]
Catalepsy* [[Deathcore]]
Chelsea Grin [[Deathcore]]
A Different Breed of A Killer [[Deathcore]]
Liferuiner [[Deathcore/Moshcore]]
Oceano [[Deathcore]]

Drop A - 7 strings (A E A D G B E)
Suicide Silence [[Deathcore]]
Thy Art Is Murder [[Deathcore]]
The Red Shore [[Technical Death Metal/Deathcore]]
Whitechapel [[Brutal Death Metal/Deathcore]]
Unearth* [[Metalcore]]
Impending Doom [Deathcore]

Bb standard - 7 strings (Bb Eb Ab Db Gb Bb Eb)

After The Burial* [[Progressive Metal/Deathcore]]
A standard - 7 strings (A D G C F A D)
Beneath The Massacre [[Brutal/Technical Death Metal]]

Drop G# - 6 strings(G# D# G# C# F A#)
Bring Me The Horizon* [[Metalcore (early), Deathcore/Metalcore (later)]]
The Acacia Strain* [[Metalcore]]
Within The Ruins

Drop G - 6 strings(G D G C E A)
Molotov Solution

F Standard - 8 string (F Bb Eb Ab Db Gb Bb Eb)
After The Burial* [[Progressive Metal/Deathcore]]

Misc:
Ion Dissonance [[Math/Deathcore]] - 7 strings in G# C# F# C F A D#.
All Shall Perish [[Deathcore]] - 7 strings in B F# B E G# C# F#
Last edited by Magero at Nov 6, 2009,
Magero
Nothing to say, Bats?
Join date: May 2006
4,528 IQ
#2
Song Exceptions
Parkway Drive - Used Drop Bb on 'Feed Them To The Pigs' and 'Dead Man's Chest' off of "Horizons".

Bleeding Through - Used Drop Bb on 'Germany' off of 'Declaration.

Unearth - Used Drop A on 'The March' off of 'The March'.

Album Exceptions
Trivium - Use Drop D on 'Ember To Inferno' and 'Ascendancy'. Used E standard and B standard (7-string) on 'The Crusade' and 'Shogun'.

Protest The Hero - Used Eb standard and Drop C# on 'Kezia'. Used Eb standard on 'Fortress'.

All That Remains - Used D standard until 'The Fall of Ideals'. Used C# standard on 'Overcome'.

Job For A Cowboy - Used Drop B on 'Doom'. Used Drop B, Drop Bb and Drop A on 'Genesis' and 'Ruination'.

After The Burial - Used Bb standard (7-string) on 'Forging A Future Self'. Used F standard (8-strings) on 'Rareform'.

The Acacia Strain - Used Drop Bb on '...And Life Is Very Long' and '3750'. Used Drop G# on 'The Dead Walk'. Used Drop A on 'Continent'.

Bring Me The Horizon - Used Drop B on 'This Is What The Edge Of Your Seat Was Made For' and 'Count Your Blessings'. Used Drop Bb and Drop G# on 'Suicide Season'.

Parkway Drive - Used Drop B on 'Don't Close Your Eyes', and 'Killing With A Smile'. Used Drop B and Drop Bb on 'Horizons'.

Bleeding Through - Used Drop B on all releases. Used Drop B and Drop Bb on 'Declaration'.
Last edited by Magero at Nov 6, 2009,
Magero
Nothing to say, Bats?
Join date: May 2006
4,528 IQ
#6
I was not aware that ATB even used G?

Just checked, ATB use A# standard on FAFS and F standard on Rareform.

edit: The ID tuning is one that someone I saw using on another forum. They claimed to have watched the guitarist's tuner pedal while he was tuning and that's what he found so...
All the stuff I've seen with the band, they always say "Well, the low string is a G# but that's all we'll say "
Last edited by Magero at Nov 6, 2009,
MustangMan311
Cody
Join date: May 2006
2,113 IQ
#8
Quote by Magero
I was not aware that ATB even used G?

Just checked, ATB use A# standard on FAFS and F standard on Rareform.

edit: The ID tuning is one that someone I saw using on another forum. They claimed to have watched the guitarist's tuner pedal while he was tuning and that's what he found so...
All the stuff I've seen with the band, they always say "Well, the low string is a G# but that's all we'll say "

Haha, alright. I know that BZM from the BTBAM forums claims to have figured it out a while back, so I'll try and find that sometime. He's a HUGE Solace fan and a great musician, so I would be pretty certain that his is correct. If it's different, I'll post it.
GodofCheesecake
Master of the Machines
Join date: Apr 2006
1,404 IQ
#11
Excellent. Great job with the thread, dude.
My band, Escher
My progressive rock project, Mosaic

Quote by Lappo
clearly, the goal is to convert every thread into a discussion about BTBAM

BTBAM IS ALWAYS RELEVANT
lespaul1216
Usered Register
Join date: Jul 2008
504 IQ
#12
How about Bullet uses Drop-C on The Poison and D-Standard on parts of Scream Aim Fire
Quote by asator
YOU'RE A CUNT AND STUFF LESPAUL1216.


It's okay because whatever, forever
pmeg568c
UG Spammer
Join date: May 2003
5,502 IQ
#13
im pretty sure in my eyes played in (high) F standard
Quote by shakin'cakes
First of all, I enjoy deathcore for it's complexity and it's the only genre heavy enough for me



Quote by Highway60Bob
I want an amp good for playing hippie tunes. I want it to be an actual amp, not a tube amp.
Squifey
Your Signal Is Fading...
Join date: Jun 2009
1,022 IQ
#14
Hatebreed plays in C standard.
I don't think JFAC plays in drop A. They played in drop C for Doom, and A# for Genesis, and A# for Ruination. Though they played in C standard for one song from the new album when I saw them live (I think To Detonate And Exterminate).
I don't recall any Unearth songs being in drop A.
Molotov Solution play in drop G, not G#.
And I'm pretty sure After The Burial played in A# standard for Forging.
Parkway Drive also play in drop A# for Dead Man's Chest.

EDIT:Here's a list of Hardcore/Metalcore/Deathcore band's tunings that I know.

Drop B:
Animosity (I think, I'm not too sure) [Deathcore]
Betrayal [Metalcore/ Deathcore]
Bleeding Through [Metalcore] (I have no idea about the new album)
Dead To Fall [Metalcore]
Devildriver* [Metalcore]
iwrestledabearonce [Experimental Deathcore]
Mychildren Mybride [Metalcore]
Suffokate [Deathcore]
Underneath The Gun [Deathcore]

Drop C:
Arsonists Get All The Girls [Deathcore]
Burning The Masses [Deathcore]
Comeback Kid [Hardcore]
Conducting From The Grave [Deathcore] (Not too sure, it sounds like drop C, yet there's tabs for drop C#]
Converge [Metalcore] (I could be wrong, they might play in some weird tuning, but as far as I know, it's drop C)
First Blood [Hardcore/ Metalcore]
Glass Casket [Deathcore]
God Forbid* [Metalcore]
Heaven Shall Burn [Metalcore]
Himsa [Metalcore]
Hiroshima Will Burn [Deathcore]
Impartial Dismemberment [Deathcore]
Miss May I [Metalcore]
A Perfect Murder [Metalcore]
Scars of Tomorrow [Metalcore]
Shadows Fall* [Metalcore]
Stick To Your Guns [Metalcore]

Drop C#:
Belay My Last [Deathcore]
A Dozen Furies [Metalcore]

D Standard/Full Step Down:
Biohazard [Hardcore/Rapcore]
Life of Agony [Hardcore]
The Red Chord [Deathcore]
Terror [Hardcore]
Trapped Under Ice [Hardcore]
Walls of Jericho [Hardcore/ Metalcore]

Drop A:
Carnifex [Deathcore]
Catalepsy* [Deathcore]
Chelsea Grin [Deathcore]
A Different Breed of A Killer [Deathcore]
Impending Doom [Deathcore]
Liferuiner [Deathcore/Moshcore]
Oceano [Deathcore]

E Standard:
Cro-Mags [Hardcore]
Overcast [Metalcore/ Hardcore]
Sick of It All [Hardcore]
Winds of Plague [Deathcore]

B Standard (6 Strings):
Despised Icon [Deathcore]

C Standard:
Diecast [Metalcore]

Drop D:
E-Town Concrete [Hardcore/ Rapcore]
A Life Once Lost [Metalcore]
Manntis [Metalcore]
This Or The Apocalypse [Metalcore]

Drop A#:
Emmure [Deathcore/ Moshcore/ Nu Metal]
Eternal Lord [Deathcore]
From The Shallows [Deathcore]
I Declare War [Deathcore]

Eb Standard/Half Step Down:
Stapmin' Ground [Metalcore]

*Catalepsy also play in drop A, but with the low A as an A#. A#EADF#B.
*Devildriver also play in drop C for their 2 latest records, if I remember correctly.
*God Forbid also play in D standard, drop C#, and some 7 string tuning(that I do not know).
*Shadows Fall also play in D standard/full step down, and drop D.

I hope this list helps, sorry if any of the tunings or genres are wrong.
Last edited by Squifey at Nov 6, 2009,
BGSM
Banned
Join date: Jan 2007
1,269 IQ
#15
Good thread idea. Pretty sure 7 Angels 7 Plagues plays in Drop D though.
PhobiXa
ur moshing
Join date: Dec 2006
216 IQ
#16
Quote by BGSM
Good thread idea. Pretty sure 7 Angels 7 Plagues plays in Drop D though.


also fairly sure the new shai hulud album is in drop c.
lordofthefood1
A blank survey
Join date: Mar 2007
1,709 IQ
#17
Quote by Magero
Song Exceptions
Protest The Hero - Drop C#


Heretics & Killers, Divinity Within, Bury The Hatchet, A Plateful Of Our Dead

I'll think of the ACUOS ones if they are existent.


Make sure to add a song exception for Nobody's Perfect, I think it is in Drop C, but I don't remember (THE FALL OF TROY).


Also, although I don't play hardcorepunk, should you work on those too?
Lord Gold feeds from your orifices and he wants to see you sweat.
Lord Gold probes you publicly and makes your pussy wet.
Now say his name.....
Last edited by lordofthefood1 at Nov 6, 2009,
IcePh0enix
Banned
Join date: Sep 2007
1,721 IQ
#18
Quote by lordofthefood1
Make sure to add a song exception for Nobody's Perfect, I think it is in Drop C, but I don't remember (THE FALL OF TROY).


Also, although I don't play hardcorepunk, should you work on those too?

Nobody's perfect
But I gotta work it
Again and again
Till I get it right


Good list but it needs more hardcore.
RentACar
Banned
Join date: Sep 2007
539 IQ
#19
ADTR plays Drop C
Exception: Plot to Burn the Panhandle
Title fight is in standard.
lordofthefood1
A blank survey
Join date: Mar 2007
1,709 IQ
#20
Quote by RentACar
ADTR plays Drop C
Exception: Plot to Burn the Panhandle
Title fight is in standard.

Plot to Burn the Panhandle can be played in a higher tuning, but I'm pretty sure that all of their stuff is just in Drop C.
Lord Gold feeds from your orifices and he wants to see you sweat.
Lord Gold probes you publicly and makes your pussy wet.
Now say his name.....
Magero
Nothing to say, Bats?
Join date: May 2006
4,528 IQ
#21
Ok guys, will take me a little while to keep it updated at first. But I'll stick at it. Anyway, ADTR use Drop C on most of their stuff, E standard on their acoustic stuff and Drop Bb on two tracks from Homesick.
*goes to update*
GodofCheesecake
Master of the Machines
Join date: Apr 2006
1,404 IQ
#22
You're ridiculous for taking on two of these threads
My band, Escher
My progressive rock project, Mosaic

Quote by Lappo
clearly, the goal is to convert every thread into a discussion about BTBAM

BTBAM IS ALWAYS RELEVANT
BGSM
Banned
Join date: Jan 2007
1,269 IQ
#23
Quote by PhobiXa
also fairly sure the new shai hulud album is in drop c.


can vouch for this, its definately not in e standard like their other releases.

add extortion to the e standard list under [[powerviolence / hardcore]], leeway to e standard under [[crossover]], and 50 lions under [[hardcore]]
Last edited by BGSM at Nov 7, 2009,
GodofCheesecake
Master of the Machines
Join date: Apr 2006
1,404 IQ
#24
COOL THREAD MAGERO
My band, Escher
My progressive rock project, Mosaic

Quote by Lappo
clearly, the goal is to convert every thread into a discussion about BTBAM

BTBAM IS ALWAYS RELEVANT
IcePh0enix
Banned
Join date: Sep 2007
1,721 IQ
#27
Converge uses a bunch of different tunings. I think mostly drop c and d standard though.
cakeschmammert
I AM THE JUDGE
Join date: Feb 2009
401 IQ
#28
what guitar tunings are common in emo and screamo bands like on the might of princes and daïtro and even touché amoré?
BGSM
Banned
Join date: Jan 2007
1,269 IQ
#29
Quote by cakeschmammert
what guitar tunings are common in emo and screamo bands like on the might of princes and daïtro and even touché amoré?


id say most likely e standard or Eb, but i've never worked out any of their songs, so im not sure.

i think converge uses alternate tunings, some open tunings etc. i read somewhere that all of the covers kurt has seen on youtube have been competely wrong, and most of those would be in the tunings you mentioned
Last edited by BGSM at Nov 9, 2009,
Squifey
Your Signal Is Fading...
Join date: Jun 2009
1,022 IQ
#30
Quote by BGSM
id say most likely e standard or Eb, but i've never worked out any of their songs, so im not sure.

i think converge uses alternate tunings, some open tunings etc. i read somewhere that all of the covers kurt has seen on youtube have been competely wrong, and most of those would be in the tunings you mentioned

I hope Kurt watched my Eagles Become Vultures cover, that'd make me feel good just knowing he watched it.
saxaxe
UG Resident
Join date: Dec 2003
3,106 IQ
#31
Quote by cakeschmammert
what guitar tunings are common in emo and screamo bands like on the might of princes and daïtro and even touché amoré?

I'd guess standard for most, although some may do D standard or 1/2 step down. Some emo bands along the more indie side use weird alternate tunings. My FAVORITE TUNING EVER which I use on my acoustic is FACGCE. Low E up to an F, D down to a C and the b up to a C. Really fun tuning. American Football uses it, which is how I found it.

Also, if anyone knows any other bands in drop G# (or A# standard), I'd appreciate it! I'm in the tuning now and use it to write my own stuff, but would like to learn some songs as well. I'm learning a bunch of Within The Ruins now and it's hard as shit. Fun though.
Last edited by saxaxe at Nov 9, 2009,
MustangMan311
Cody
Join date: May 2006
2,113 IQ
#32
Quote by Squifey
I hope Kurt watched my Eagles Become Vultures cover, that'd make me feel good just knowing he watched it.

I was looking at all of the links to my bass cover of Selkies by BTBAM once, and I noticed an odd MySpace link. Clicking on it led me to Dan Briggs' MySpace page and to where one of his friends had posted my video on his page. I thought that was pretty awesome, haha.
saxaxe
UG Resident
Join date: Dec 2003
3,106 IQ
#33
Quote by MustangMan311
I was looking at all of the links to my bass cover of Selkies by BTBAM once, and I noticed an odd MySpace link. Clicking on it led me to Dan Briggs' MySpace page and to where one of his friends had posted my video on his page. I thought that was pretty awesome, haha.

Howdyadothat?
GodofCheesecake
Master of the Machines
Join date: Apr 2006
1,404 IQ
#34
Quote by MustangMan311
I was looking at all of the links to my bass cover of Selkies by BTBAM once, and I noticed an odd MySpace link. Clicking on it led me to Dan Briggs' MySpace page and to where one of his friends had posted my video on his page. I thought that was pretty awesome, haha.

Holy shit, dude. I would totally freak out haha.
My band, Escher
My progressive rock project, Mosaic

Quote by Lappo
clearly, the goal is to convert every thread into a discussion about BTBAM

BTBAM IS ALWAYS RELEVANT
BGSM
Banned
Join date: Jan 2007
1,269 IQ
#37
Quote by saxaxe
Insight?


click on one of your videos, theres video owner options on the right. insight is there. i cant find anything about links though.

edit ^ thats sick. i had a (i think) fill in guitarist comment on a sea of treachery cover i did ages ago, but thats it. i want to get up heaps of covers soon...
Last edited by BGSM at Nov 9, 2009,
MustangMan311
Cody
Join date: May 2006
2,113 IQ
#38
Quote by saxaxe
Insight?

Also, on the topic of bands checking out your covers of them, After The Burial sent me a message complimenting my Berzerker cover.

http://www.youtube.com/my_videos_insight

Click on that, then click on the video. Then click on Discovery, and then External Links, and it should show you all of the links that have ever pointed to the video.
RentACar
Banned
Join date: Sep 2007
539 IQ
#40
Quote by lordofthefood1
Plot to Burn the Panhandle can be played in a higher tuning, but I'm pretty sure that all of their stuff is just in Drop C.

Plot is in Drop D, but I've pretty much tried/tabbed everyone of their songs, and they're pretty much all in Drop C.
Title Fight is Standard, but Loud and Cleary is Drop D.