#1
So can anyone list off good metalcore bands that play in Drop B? And secondly, Parkway drive is in drop B/ C#, right?

And the guitar tech i brought my guitar to said if im in drop B, then i cant really tune to drop C or anything like that, because it would bend the neck a bit. is that true?
#2
I don't do metalcore. But I've played in Drop B and then tuned up to E Standard and I never had a problem with my neck.
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#3
I play drop C to drop B and back all the time and my neck is fine
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#7
i've never actually gotten any of my guitars set up my a professional tech. i used to have one guitar that id use for really low tunings that i'd switch to back and forth. i usually went from drop c, drop b to drop a and back again on a pretty regular basis and i didnt have any problems.

the only problems i could see are string tension, maybe intonation issues or fret buzz.

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#8
hmm.. well i guess maybe going from drop B to C is okay then. i just know it will be buzzy probably though. its going to be nnice and tight for drop B
#9
well ive been down to drop b with 10's before haha and i personally didnt think it was terrible. i like to have 11's at least for drop b.

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#10
i think i'm getting 12-54's so i should be good. he's setting up the guitar for that tuning, so yeah. i guess itll be okay to tune to drop c every now and then, right?


i tune my explorer down to half step down and stuff and that is fine.
#11
90% of Slipknots stuff is in drop B

And yeah Parkway Drive play in drop B
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#12
12's are fine for drop c too. theres a lot of bands that use that gauge for that tuning.

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#13
Parkway Drive's stuff is all in Drop B; except it looks like their new album is A# (Based on the fact that their first single is in Drop A#). And about the tech - as long as you have a decent set of strings that can handle the tuning, you shouldn't have a problem. I've only been playing Parkway Drive for the past couple weeks; and I've got a set of 10-56's on my guitar and I have no problems at all. And I've tuned it up to Drop C a few times to play some new BFMV.
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#15
Drop A# to be exact. it is not a good idea to use heavy strings (11 or 12 gauge) for standard or Drop D tunings. because of the tension of the strings, it would warp the neck. 11 and 12 gauge strings are best used for drop C, Drop B, and so forth. it is better to keep the strings in these tunings because the tension acts as if it was in standard tuning. You don't get the floppiness of the string like if you used 9 or 10 gauge for the low tunings. But tuning to Drop B to C should not harm you neck that much. I have 12 gauges on my LP and i keep it in drop B for the sake of the tension of the strings.
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