#1
I have gave my friend "BLow" all my reasons for playing in Eb for our band. However, he does not believe it sounds different. I have Guage 11 strings btw. I think it gives more sustain, and a heavier song for playing in Eb. I also have broke many strings for bending the high E string on E tuning. Does it sound better with Eb?
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#4
i think it totally changes the tone of a strat, for the better. I use .11's too.
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#5
you can't say whether or not a tuning is superior to another, it is entirely subjective
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Yeah, does it sound better with heavier tunings?

That's just a matter of opinion. It all depends on what sound your looking for.
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#7
I think E is too "harsh", although I like the tone to be lower on the pedal. It is also a bit too much for my fingers. I just adapted to 11s on Eb. It is a bit harder than 10s on E on the same scale length guitar.
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i think it totally changes the tone of a strat, for the better. I use .11's too.


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#9
hmm, sounds like your strings suck! the guitar strings are supposed to sustain the bending, if they keep breaking then your buying cheap strings. i recommend ernie ball strings, they hold really good.
#10
I prefer Eb over E for thrash metal. I like .10s for both E and Eb tuning. ^^

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hmm, sounds like your strings suck! the guitar strings are supposed to sustain the bending, if they keep breaking then your buying cheap strings. i recommend ernie ball strings, they hold really good.


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#11
Hmm. I use D Addarios. I think they sound alright. Do string companies really matter?
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I also have broke many strings for bending the high E string on E tuning.

You're doing something wrong.

I've been playing for around 8+ years, and have only broken two strings...ever.
One was when I first got a guitar and tuned it too high and it snapped and the other was from bending.

The point is, you shouldn't be breaking strings like that.

I used to use D'Addarios exclusively, so I'm pretty sure it's not that.
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#14
Actually, I broke it three times. Twice from using tremolos, and once from bending too much.
#15
That's a considerably different story than "many strings from bending".

Not sure what to believe, now...
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We don't need any more bands "going brutal in drop B".

Every time I've joined a new band, I've never once thought "Well, I'm in a band, so I think dropping it down to B would be the obvious thing to do in this situation, not to mention a great and unique idea".


I never tune lower than Eb. My electrics usually are in Eb. I like it because it sounds a little heavier, and the strings are easier to bend. But on acoustics, its usually E standard.
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#20
People think drop B is required for Br00talz; if you really want to pull off some super low wankery, just use F# standard (8 string). betchin'.

Eb to me is better: it gives you a wider vocal range. also, take an open chord progression using G and D. something pretty. play. now, tune to Eb and repeat step 1. just imo, Eb has a much prettier sound. idk i can sorta differenciate between the keys, to me Eb is more suited to pretty music, and yeah, give better sustain. i use .12s and .13's.
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I never tune lower than Eb. My electrics usually are in Eb. I like it because it sounds a little heavier, and the strings are easier to bend. But on acoustics, its usually E standard.

Honestly I never go below standard, except to play something in Drop D.
I messed around in a couple open tunings for slide, but then just decided to play that stuff in standard and/or Drop D, as well.
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