#1
I'm sure this question may have been asked before but

For music that is almost always in a downtuned tuning on a guitar, wouldn't it make more sense to buy a baritone?

I do know some advantages and disadvantages but I'd love to hear you guys' opinions.
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#2
It depends on what you are looking for. With baritone you can use thinner strings, which in combination with longer scale results in brighter, clearer sound. But if you play stoner or doom metal a Les Paul or SG with huge-ass strings and the big, muddy and fat tone it produces may be more desireable.

Objectively baritone is always better for low tunings (for the same reasons why bass guitars are very long scale) but music and sound is rarely objective.

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#4
"Baritone" suggests two things: a longer scale (usually in the 27" - 28" range) and Baritone tuning.

A lot of downtuned guitars use longer scales (often in the 27" - 28" range) and a tuning that is between standard and baritone.

In other words, most of the difference is in whatever you call it.
#5
for doom definitely not a baritone, it won't have the same "doom feel". But then again there are really no rules, I've been thinking of using a seven string for doom metal actually for some time.
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#6
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I think that would be quite effective, if you do it right, entropicxdisson.

A lot of the "old school Doom" bands (or bands in that style) actually don't tune that low. Some use D standard or C standard. But nothing too low, like Drop B or Drop A. A lot of Death/Doom bands tune a bit lower, and they tend to use guitars with a longer scale length. Same with certain Drone bands (*cough* Sunn O))) *cough*). So, really...it all depends on what sonic quality you want within Doom.
#7
it depends how far youre tuning down i guess
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I think that would be quite effective, if you do it right, entropicxdisson.

A lot of the "old school Doom" bands (or bands in that style) actually don't tune that low. Some use D standard or C standard. But nothing too low, like Drop B or Drop A. A lot of Death/Doom bands tune a bit lower, and they tend to use guitars with a longer scale length. Same with certain Drone bands (*cough* Sunn O))) *cough*). So, really...it all depends on what sonic quality you want within Doom.

hey not calling you at anything but doesnt sunn o))) use les pauls bud?
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