#1
Well i want to get a band started with a friend. We want r band to have a tone like korn(none of there new stuff lol...old stuff) and riffs like disturbed. I tuned my guitar to drop A and it sounds like crap. It sounds awsome if i play my stuff on one string.......but when i hit power chords it sounds like crap. And when i hit chords like lets say down with the sickness.
-2-5-2-3-2--2-5-2-3-2--2-5-2-3--
-2-5-2-3-2--2-5-2-3-2--2-5-2-3--
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Those r the tabs for it.

It sounds bad. I used a digital tuner to tune it to ADGCFA and it sounds horrible when i hit chords. Can anyone axplain this to me or give me an alternate tuning to get this sound but be able to hit chords?
Any help would be appreciated. =)
#2
What strings are you using? If you're using standard strings, they will sound terrible tuned that low.
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#4
Lmfao, you gotta put it in a drop tuning hahahaha.
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#5
well then what tuning should i put it in lol. and i bought some ernie ball strings. the guy said these are good for down tuning. so what tuning?
#6
Like mentioned above, the tuning you're using isn't drop A. To get drop A, what you want to do is tune all the strings into B standard ( B E A D F# B) and then drop the tuning of the low E-string (in this case tuned to B) another two semitones, to A.
#7
make sure you are using thick enough strings aswell as the correct tuning, id say at the very least use 11 gauge strings
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#8
Drop A tuning is (A E A D F# B)

And what gauge is ur strings? I think u need atleast 12s for Drop A tuning.
#9
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make sure you are using thick enough strings aswell as the correct tuning, id say at the very least use 11 gauge strings

I don't think 11's are heavy enough. 13's at the minimum.
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#12
I use 10-52's for Drop A#. Drop A is only a half step down, and my strings are alright as they are, not loose or anything like that.

And dude, you're in A standard, which isn't like Drop A whatsoever. Of course when you play power chords in a standard tuning, it's going to sound like ass.

Do what Holycow said. "Drop A tuning is (A E A D F# B)"
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#13
i did what holycow said and it is axactly the sound i wanted. i tpe in drop a tuning on google and no one gave me that. thank u
#14
a seven string or a baritone would also be preferable to make that sound the best.
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#15
something called the scale length?
What scale length is your guitar?
What gauge strings are you using?
I'm guessing its the articulation of the notes
#16
Well, for drop A, I use a 7-string set, and I throw out the lightest gauge. I'll recommend you the same. But, I'm not sure if it is enough.
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