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Jonyboy3000
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#1
I've just tuned my guitar to drop d but i dont really know many bands that use drop d

Anybody know any cool bands that use drop d?
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Trivium use Dropped D if I remember correctly, I think they use some standard in the Crusade, but I'm sure they used it a lot in Ascendancy.

My favorite tuning though is standard D =), still low but imo better for shredding ^^;

and if you can't find a song you really like in dropped D, make one yourself! =D
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velvet revolver does for "slither". avenged sevenfold does. umm... and the darkness, at least for "growing on me"
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#13
Most 90's Metal bands, but only a few I would consider good. Soundgarden has some more interesting dropped D riffs. Try Outshined or Slaves and Bulldozers.
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Opeth uses it occasionally, Demon of The Fall and The Grand Conjuration come to mind.
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#15
a load of metal bands use drop c, which is dropped d except then you turn every string a step down.
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Foo Fighters: Low, Everlong, Good Grief, Alone + Easy Target, X-Static. All Paramore songs.

velvet revolver does for "slither".


Most, if not all, Velvet Revolver songs and Billy Talent.
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cheers everybody!

i already new slither but that was bout all!

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pretty much all linkin park tunes are drop d and half step down
Avenged Sevenfold and SOAD i think

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Some Audioslave is drop D, some is standard E. Same with Rage.
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#21
Most Anberlin and lostprophets use it. Nickelback, too.
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most of the hardcore and metal bands =))
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Billy Talent
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I don't wanna sound like an ass but alot of audioslave's song's are in standard and a few are in drop b (B A D G B E)
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Nearly all Nu-Metal bands and many bands found in the Metalcore forum use Drop-D. Modern Hard Rock bands use Drop-D, i believe as well. It is a very widely used tuning.
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eh... spill canvas does on most of their songs. try "polygraph right now". although its easier to just use regular tuning & play chords.
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Ax7 use Drop D they rock! SOAD Mezmerize/Hypnotize, Trivium Ember to Inferno, Ascendancy. PANTERA!! I play in drop D all the time even for for songs that are in C because iv'e lost my tuner and its a bugger trying to get it back to standard tuning! some one quote me on that
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#32
A few of the people here are off. Alice in Chains doesn't use Drop D, but they do use Drop Db in a few songs like We Die Young and Them Bones. The easiest way to tune to that would be to tune to Drop D, and then flatten each string until you have Db Ab Db Gb Bb Eb. System of a Down uses the same tuning on Mesmerize / Hypnotize, but they use "Drop C" on their first three albums, which is C G C F A D. Granted you can play these songs in Drop D, but you won't be playing them "correctly". So if you don't care about having the right tuning and just want to sound somewhat like the songs, you can play them.

But as for songs that really are in Drop D, you can try the following:

Killing in the Name - Rage Against The Machine
Outshined - Soundgarden
Black Hole Sun - Soundgarden
Negative Creep - Nirvana

I could be wrong here, but it sounds like "Down" by Stone Temple Pilots is in Drop D as well, so you could try that.

I Don't Know Anything - Mad Season

I don't know what songs specfically, but Black Label Society, Disturbed, and Creed all use Drop D or Drop Db, so take a look through there. That's my limit though, I'm sure other people who listen to more of the new metal would be able to find more Drop D songs for you.
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It's all drop d!


Nope.
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#35
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System Of A Down use drop d


no they dont. Selftitled-steal this album = Drop C. mezmerize/hypnotize = Drop Db
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#36
Quote by shredfest
System Of A Down use drop d

I thought the majority of their stuff was drop C.

EDIT: what that guy said ^^^^^^
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#37
Avemged Sevenfold, Trivium, rage against the machine and Led Zeppelin on some songs i think ^
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#38
wait do u only change your bottom e when you tune to drop d??
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#39
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Alice in Chains on some songs.
AIC are mostly Eb or drop Db, actually.

as has been said, Tool play in drop D. they are amazing. i also vote for RATM
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some foo fighters songs
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