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#1
what is your favorite metal/rock tuning? i searched but didnt find anything like this.
just want some new ideas, been in drop d forever..gets boring, i cant go TOO low cuzz i only ahve ghs boomers 10 guage
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#3
Give D and Drop C an try
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#4
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#5
i have done the drop d...gets old...OOOH! you mena normal D...yeh i have tried Drop C too...it cool whatelse?
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#7
ok....^^
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the best tuning for metal......is none at all!!!

Was that supposed to be funny because you're hilarious.

The best tuning is standard or a half step down. I hate all this down-tuned crap.
#10
Std tuned down one whole step.
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#12
Standard or half-step for sure, only go lower if you're gonna groove me like Kyuss or Queens of the Stone Age, if you're gonna metal me I wanna hear the notes! Dropping the low E to a B is pretty nice too, you get that low when you need it but the rest of the guitar is nice and bright
#13
i use drop c all the time in both bass and guitar its real low and nice =]
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#14
i just went back down to drop c and i like it..havent done it so long and forogt how much i like it
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#15
Quote by DaliLama
Standard or half-step for sure, only go lower if you're gonna groove me like Kyuss or Queens of the Stone Age, if you're gonna metal me I wanna hear the notes!


Totally Agree
#16
E or E flat, or even Drop D is the only lowest i will ever go too. Unlike back then i even drop A on my old crappy warlcok guitar. Playing all that slipknot crap lol.

E or Eb, or Drop D it rings the notes better and show how much creativity you have *cough*Metallica*cough* since in Drop c or lower you can play any chord and if you mess up you cant hear it (well if your a guitar player like me, and can hear the mistake maybe you/us/we can hear it).
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#19
Quote by TimmyPage06
E. Stop being a pussy, you dont need to tune low to sound heavy.

mybe some people tune low to sound deeper, as opposed to heavier.
#20
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#21
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drop d...drop c....and a half step down in eadgbe.
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#22
I pretty much always tune to either Eb or Open G Minor though some time i tune to open Dsus4 (which i think is also called something else)
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#23
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E Standard.
Eb standard.
D Standard.
Drop D. (sometimes)


Same here and I have a guitar for one step down and drop C, those are all mine.
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#24
Quote by 4string-tsurigi
mybe some people tune low to sound deeper, as opposed to heavier.


Yeah. Sometimes.. though alot of cases not. I know alot of metal heads, who, I've shown riffs to and they have been like "Thats pretty heavy. It could be heavier" then they play it back with their guitars tuned to C... no heavier, same riff, just bassier.

There is one exception though. My acoustic is in D standard, because Im more likely to sing with it, and then it's more in my vocal range.
#26
Drop B, its always really fun to mess around with that, and try learning some rage/audioslave while your at it.
#27
Quote by ferretman
Was that supposed to be funny because you're hilarious.

The best tuning is standard or a half step down. I hate all this down-tuned crap.
#28
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E or E flat, or even Drop D is the only lowest i will ever go too. Unlike back then i even drop A on my old crappy warlcok guitar. Playing all that slipknot crap lol.

E or Eb, or Drop D it rings the notes better and show how much creativity you have *cough*Metallica*cough* since in Drop c or lower you can play any chord and if you mess up you cant hear it (well if your a guitar player like me, and can hear the mistake maybe you/us/we can hear it).


The drop C thing makes no sense at all. Having your guitar tuned low, doesn't make everything sound "right". If it is tuned well, and the strings are good, it will be just as important to play clean as if it was tuned in standard. Maybe you're referring to the drop tuning allowing you to play power chords by barring off 3 strings? But either way, it still has to be done clean or it will sound like crap.
#29
depends on what sound im going for...i do standard, drop D and drop C, and C standard
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#30
I usually just stay in standard no matter what I'm playing. If I'm feeling loopy, I'll go down two steps. But you shouldn't need to tune down just to play heavy. Look at Dimmu Borgir. Black metal, in standard tuning. No problem.
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#31
Standard and drop-D are my favorites. Drop-D sound so evil, I love it!

I like to go to C sometimes as well.
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#32
I keep every guitar in a flat tunning. Eb Ab Db Gb Bb Eb. Sometimes I'll go a little crazy and have it standard. But other times I down tune like Korn.
#33
Korn is a full step down: 7 string (bottom to top) - A D G C F A D
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#35
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Korn is a full step down: 7 string (bottom to top) - A D G C F A D


Incidentially, Korn's guitar playing is more basic that Static X's.
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#36
My tuning of choice

C# G# C# F# A# D#
OR
Db Ab Db Gb Bb Eb

its drop Db

not disgusingly low, but tis still pretty chunky, and works for thinner strings
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#38
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Incidentially, Korn's guitar playing is more basic that Static X's.

What the hell are you talking about?

That doesn't pertain to anything...
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#40
Opeth is as heavy as it gets and they've never gone below d, slayer indirectly invented death metal and they stayed in e falt for agesss. i being a thrasher need my speed and clarity so i stay in standard down a step usually, but if i have a really good riff and it just doesnt have the punch it needs ill drop to c. it all depend on the riff in my mind... prime example being pantera, dimebag was all over the place with tunings. e, standard down one, drop d, c, slightly flat e... thats how its done in my book
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