#1
hI!

I play lots of varieties of metal and a wanted to know what the best tuning would be for reallY heavy guitar parts.


cheers, blackcross


oh and also please can you tel me the notes of each string for that tuning
#2
Drop C(CGCFAD) is perfect for me. Anything less than a low B is just overkill.
#5
B standard - B, F#, B, E, G#, C# - as used by Mick Thompson of Slipknot
C# standard - C#, F#, B, E, G#, C#
D standard - D, G, C, F, A, D
Drop C - C, G, C, F, A, D - as used by Alexi Laiho of Children of Bodom
Half a step down - D#, G#, C#, F#, A#, D# - as used by Kerry King and Jeff Hanneman of Slayer
#8
I prefer Eb. Anything lower than C, go play a bloody bass. Even C is just lame.


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I like Drop C, there's just...something about it
or Drop A# (In Flames ftw!)
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#10
Quote by Calgar24
B standard - B, F#, B, E, G#, C# - as used by Mick Thompson of Slipknot
C# standard - C#, F#, B, E, G#, C#
D standard - D, G, C, F, A, D
Drop C - C, G, C, F, A, D - as used by Alexi Laiho of Children of Bodom
Half a step down - D#, G#, C#, F#, A#, D# - as used by Kerry King and Jeff Hanneman of Slayer


its drop b
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#11
Don't forget Metallica and Megadeth both use standard tuning most of the time. Tune down if you know how to use dropped tunings properly, but otherwise its not really worth it, and you'll end up sounding just as generic as about 90% of modern metal.
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#12
Well Chuck Schuldiner (Death) only used D Standard and some consider him the father of Death Metal...
#13
any tuning is good for metal. it's all down to preferances.

I prefer the low B on my 7. sometimes drop A# to play some In Flames
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#14
Standard (E), half-step down (Eb) and full step down (D) should be all you need (arguably Drop-D too, but personally I think it's better to just tune the full step down, allowing you to keep playing as normal but with the added depth of the low D). If you start getting more obscure than that, you have to be good enough and creative enough to actually justify using a more obscure tuning - most people use lower or weirder tunings just for the sake of it, and doing that is just obnoxious. Personally, I occasionally also use Double-Drop-D (DADGBd) or Open G and Open E tunings, but not for metal anyway.

Leave the really low stuff to the bass player. A good bass player will cut through and sound better than you would tuning way down.
#15
I'm guessing you're quite new? If so, I'd stick with E standard and drop-D. You'll learn all the basics of playing in a "standard" and a "drop" tuning with them, meaning that you can concentrate on building up your technique rather than playing around with tunings.

Loads of metal bands - especially the less extreme ones - use these tunings anyway. Metallica, Trivium, Maiden, BFMV, etc, etc.
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#16
If it would be ok if i put up a question here aswell.
In the song "Go into the water" by Dethklok, the tuning is C F Bb Eb G C. What is that really and how do you do it? It says low C but isn't that different?
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If it would be ok if i put up a question here aswell.
In the song "Go into the water" by Dethklok, the tuning is C F Bb Eb G C. What is that really and how do you do it? It says low C but isn't that different?


It's C standard, four semitones down from standard.
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E Standard
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#20
Standard. Listen to Opeth. 1000% heavier than anything you could think of.
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