#1
Hey,

I'm a huge GNR fan and i notice that Slash always tunes his guitar down half step. Any reason why?

Why wouldn't he just play the same stuff but move his scale half a step?
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#2
i suppose if they are detuned then the strings will be slacker, alowing bigger bends and easier play. im only guessing though
#3
i'm not exactly sure but i know alot of players do this cause it is easier to play...but i doubt slash does it for this reason
#5
Because it be harder to play alot of riff's. Such as nightrain , playing that in normal tuning ( w/o chaning key ) would be hard. That has nothing to do with anything though the truth behind the matter is that it is easier for Axl to sing over Eb that normal E.
#6
its usually for the singer, i assume axl is more comfortable in a slighlty lower range
[although obviously he can sing really high, i still think this applies]
yeah
#7
He could do that but everything is obviously lower in half-step down and playing some things up wouldnt make some open chords sound right and it affects the singing too
#9
Quote by nephilium
its usually for the singer, i assume axl is more comfortable in a slighlty lower range
[although obviously he can sing really high, i still think this applies]

so thats why necrophagist sounds like like satan on steroids....... because of the tuning! whodathunkit?
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#11
Tuning down a half-step gives it a more full sound and heavier, sounds better too
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#12
VAn Halen did it to get a more gibson like feel, jimi did it to do big as bends. Alot of times ,it s for the singer though.
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