#1
Sometimes, when i listen to songs in drop C# (like "paralyzed" by As I lay dying) it seems that.. Drop C # sounds heavier than Drop C. It's a bit weird 'cause Drop C is lower than Drop C #. It's me or anyone else noticed it?
#3
Yeah, i know, but drop C # actually sounds heavier than drop C?
#4
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Yeah, i know, but drop C # actually sounds heavier than drop C?


Unplug your electric and tune it to drop C# and drop C. Drop C should have a bassier tone since it is a lower note.
#5
unless you're listening to the same song recorded the same way but with the guitars/bass tuned differently, you don't really have a good comparison
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#6
It's not all to do with tuning, Sylosis are heavy as **** and play E standard. I find it's more a mix of amp settings and right hand technique.
#7
It's all based on the EQ, equipment used, etc. A Greater Foundation by As I Lay Dying is in Drop Eb and is heavier (the guitar's tone) than a lot of Drop B and A# songs out there.
#8
What you could do is record the same riff with drop C# and drop C tuning and compare them. You may notice that they sound the same, drop C just sounds lower (and sometimes lower is also considered heavier).

It's all about the amp settings and mixing and all that. It doesn't have to do with the tuning. You can write really heavy stuff in standard tuning too.

You can't compare two different bands or two different songs because the heaviness is not in the tuning. It's in the riff and in the tone (and in the way it's played).
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#10
Style also plays its role. I mean, look at A Perfect Circle and Lamb Of God
#11
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What you could do is record the same riff with drop C# and drop C tuning and compare them. You may notice that they sound the same, drop C just sounds lower (and sometimes lower is also considered heavier).

It's all about the amp settings and mixing and all that. It doesn't have to do with the tuning. You can write really heavy stuff in standard tuning too.

You can't compare two different bands or two different songs because the heaviness is not in the tuning. It's in the riff and in the tone (and in the way it's played).


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#12
Ever heard of the band Morbid Angel's album "Altars of Madness"? It is played in Eb standard (Eb Ab Db Gb Bb Eb). To this day, it's still some of the heaviest death metal. "Heaviness" is more than just tuning low. You have to write heavy stuff, not tune down and figure it will "automatically" be heavy somehow.