#1
Hi!
Phantom of the Opera by Iron Maiden is in E Standard (EADGBE) but even though my guitar (Gibson Les Paul Traditional) is perfectly in tune and intonated it still sounds out of tune when I play along to the song.

The only thing I can come up to why this happens, is if they have tuned the guitars slightly higher than E, for instance 1/4 higher.

Does anybody know exactly how the guitars are tuned? Would help me out alot!
#2
Historically, many recordings have been made that are pitch shifted (intentionally or by equipment artifact) slightly sharper than the tuning they are played in according to the sheet music or tab.
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#3
Ah, ok. I will try to find the exact tuning right away. Thanks!
#4
Another notable example of this tuning inconsistency is "For Whom The Bell Tolls" by Metallica, which is a quarter-note higher than E-Standard I think.

Phantom of the Opera is a famous song, I would try my luck with finding a backing track or even a live-version of the song to play along with instead.
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