#1
What are some guitars that are good for downtuned songs and stuff [like drop B or standard B]

Maybe some guitars of bands that go that low?
#2
search for guitars with baritone scales. Ibanez makes some but I'm sure lots of other companies make better ones
#3
search for guitars with baritone scales. Ibanez makes some but I'm sure lots of other companies make better ones that way the strings wont be extremely loose and prone to bending far too easily
#4
Squiers are really good for downtuning, you can sound really heavy like Fallout Boy!
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#5
search for guitars with baritone scales. Ibanez makes some but I'm sure lots of other companies make better ones that way the strings wont be extremely loose and prone to bending far too easily
#6
squiers aren't meant for metal, nor are they good for downtuning.
Fallout boy isnt heavy at all.

Any other guitars? i think schecters are good...

what companies make guitars with baritone scales?
what are baritone scales lol?
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#8
squiers aren't meant for metal, nor are they good for downtuning.
Fallout boy isnt heavy at all.


He was being sarcastic..
#10
i have a les paul and its great in drop c.....zakk wylde uses drop c and b with his numerous pauls
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#11
Ibanez makes an 8 string guitar....but seriously...my Ibanez S is always in Drop A...but my strings are also bridge support cables
#12
Just yesterday, I was messing around with my E standard tuned Gibson Les Paul (equipped with Dean Markley NickelSteel Electric regular gauge strings - great strings, I had them on for a year without breaking one), and I decided to try putting it in C standard (all the strings go down a major 3rd, or two tones). The strings were really floppy for my tastes, so I noticed that I happened to have a set of strings of the same brand and type, but "Jazz" Gauge. I had an idea. Since I knew my guitar could handle the current tension in the strings, and I was tuning down nearly a fourth, I figured that it's nearly the same thing as taking each string, and moving it to the next higher string slot (for example, the E sixth string would take the place of the A fifth, the A fifth would take the place of the D fourth, and so on). Of course, since it's only tuned down a major third, and not a fourth, most of the strings would be a semitone sharp of the recommended tuning. Not really a big deal. So what I did next was compared the gauges of the Regulars with the Jazzes.
2503 REG: .010 .013 .017 .026 .036 .046
2506 JZ: .012 .015 .026 .034 .044 .054
Notice how the strings from the jazz set match up to the next thickest string in the regular set pretty closely. This means that if you string your guitar up with a set of Jazzes, a fourth down from normal tuning (B standard), your guitar would be put under the same strain as if it were under a set of Regulars at normal tuning (E standard). Since I'm in C, it's only a semitone sharper than that, so I don't really have to worry about hurting my guitar. Besides that, it sounds great. No rattles, and it sustains for days. I highly recommend trying it, if it's the sound you're going for. I'm really happy with it, and I feel it's brought me a little bit closer to my own sound.
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#13
If you want to play that low, youll probably have to get a 7 string.
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#14
anything with a bridge that isn't a FR. Gibsons, ESP...
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I would recommend just getting a 7-string. I have a Schecter Diamond series that I am very satisfied with. I play metal with it, so if that's what you're looking to do, I recommend it.
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#16
Any guitar. Just use thicker strings.
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Squiers are really good for downtuning, you can sound really heavy like Fallout Boy!


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Squiers are really good for downtuning, you can sound really heavy like Fallout Boy!

Good one!

But seriously, any guitar with at least a 25.5 inch scale length or longer is good for downtuning. See, the longer scale gives you better string tension. No matter how heavy your strings are on a shorter scale guitar, they still won't have the same feel as if they were on a longer scale instrument.
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anything with a bridge that isn't a FR. Gibsons, ESP...

FRs can be downtuned just fine. I play my Kramer 610 with a FRII in Db/C# standard with Dean Markley 10-52 strings and it plays just fine. In fact, I think the Floyd helps increase string tension for dropped tunings.
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#20
I think if you tune down to B on a regular scale guitar, your tone will get muddy and ugly, so I think it's better if you get a baritone or a 7-string, but I'm not sure.
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#21
Well, whoever said squiers are no good for downtuning. Check out my song "Cops and robbers" (currently the only one on due to reasons beyond my control). That throbbing bass line?, thats my squier standard strat tuned down about 6 tones as an octave makes the strings flap a bit.

Now is that awsome or what?, and I used to hate strats with a passion!
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#22
My Telecaster sounds good when it's tuned down two steps. Going to B or A is when it starts to sound like ****.
#23
Actually i just tuned my Squier Bullet down to Drop Bb and Bb standard. Sounds fine to me.
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#26
That's why there's 7 strings.

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Just yesterday, I was messing around with my E standard tuned Gibson Les Paul (equipped with Dean Markley NickelSteel Electric regular gauge strings - great strings, I had them on for a year without breaking one), and I decided to try putting it in C standard (all the strings go down a major 3rd, or two tones). The strings were really floppy for my tastes, so I noticed that I happened to have a set of strings of the same brand and type, but "Jazz" Gauge. I had an idea. Since I knew my guitar could handle the current tension in the strings, and I was tuning down nearly a fourth, I figured that it's nearly the same thing as taking each string, and moving it to the next higher string slot (for example, the E sixth string would take the place of the A fifth, the A fifth would take the place of the D fourth, and so on). Of course, since it's only tuned down a major third, and not a fourth, most of the strings would be a semitone sharp of the recommended tuning. Not really a big deal. So what I did next was compared the gauges of the Regulars with the Jazzes.
2503 REG: .010 .013 .017 .026 .036 .046
2506 JZ: .012 .015 .026 .034 .044 .054
Notice how the strings from the jazz set match up to the next thickest string in the regular set pretty closely. This means that if you string your guitar up with a set of Jazzes, a fourth down from normal tuning (B standard), your guitar would be put under the same strain as if it were under a set of Regulars at normal tuning (E standard). Since I'm in C, it's only a semitone sharper than that, so I don't really have to worry about hurting my guitar. Besides that, it sounds great. No rattles, and it sustains for days. I highly recommend trying it, if it's the sound you're going for. I'm really happy with it, and I feel it's brought me a little bit closer to my own sound.


that is WAY too complicated. but i beleive you when you say it works.

i also believe that there is a Baritone version of a LP model...i dont remember if it was a Studio or a Custom. Wasnt a standard.
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#28
if you wanna go down to b id just get a 7. ibanez makes an rg 7 string for around 600.
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#29
Don't down tune with a Les Paul or any guitar that has a 24.75" scale. It sounds way too muddy.
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#32
try a heavier gauge string like 11's or 13's
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#33
10-52 or 11-52 does C standard excellently on a 25.5" scale guitar.
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Bunch of faggots putting random riffs together and calling it "progressive" deathcore.
Stupid name.
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#34
my yamaha rgx hardtail rocks when downtuned though it was pricy.
#35
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Squiers are really good for downtuning, you can sound really heavy like Fallout Boy!


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Really though, Squier's can be quite good.