A7X08
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so i really wanna learn some slipknot but i cant get the sounds and i heard somewhere that they use dropped b tuning or something but htey also use heavyer gauge strings now i wanna know if i need heavyer gauge strings to get the sound or i think my amp might need more distortion...idk?

any help?
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What amp / guitar / effects do you use?? As for strings, you NEED heavier strings because they tune to drop B
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i have alittle marshall Mg10cd and dont use any effects or anything and what gauge of strings do you know?
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Get a 7 string guitar.

That way, you can switch back and forth between Drop B and standard tunings.
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Mate, you're going to need more than a $100 strat copy and 10 watt Marshall....
Get a Roland Cube 30x and a Squire or and Epiphone and maybe a Line 6 Pod 2.0 or Boss ME-20

Edit: I use 11-54s and they're just right in drop B but a bit tight and heavy sounder when I tune up to standard, make sure you get your guitar setup for the thicker strings
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I'm 99% sure mick is using 11-49 set, jim is using a thicker set as far as i know, not sure how thick though
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For drop b, you should use 0.12 strings. 0.11 can be a bit sloppy in that tuning. And there is no way for you to get the slipknot sound with a 10w practice amp. Best you can do is turning down the mids, while turning up bass, treble and gain.
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Get as many amps as you can and crank them all simultaneously with different EQs.
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for B? i'd go 12-56 at least.

probably closer to 60's, actually.

you want the slipknot tone? go and save your pennies and pick yourself up a Rivera Knucklehead and a Bogner Uberschall.
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I know it's a bit of topic, but I would like to salute all the users who offered help in a thread I cynically believed would not be treated seriously.

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60s are what munky uses do tune down to A, you tune a 60 to B it's probably gonna be way too tight.

Yeah 11-49 would be sloppy, but hey i guess thats part of their sound, after all A7X08 wants the slipknot sound not the machinehead sound
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theres no way in hell mick has 49's on his guitars. For B i would go anywhere from 56-64. I play a C in 54 and i used to play C with a 58 and it was beautiful. No flop, just tone.
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Quote by False_God
You post gave hope, but with a broken dream in the distance because he'll be short $2000



hey, he wanted to know.

and those amps will get him alot closer than a heavier set of strings.
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yes^ because theres no way a 49 could even take being in B, it wouldn't even ring.


Oh, here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mick_Thompson

* Mick uses Custom Gauge Ernie Ball Strings (11-15-18-28-38-58 and 12-16-20-30-40-64).
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Put two garbage cans in the room and smack them as visciously as you can... and that's the GUITAR's sound!
Well, I dont really mean that, but I am not the biggest fan of Slipknot.
What you need is a better amp. Really, everything esle aside, a Marshall MG won't get you anything more than Classic to moderate rock. If you want something a lot heavier, Id start saving up for a good amp... I mean good amp. Or even get something like a Blues amp with a good clean channel, throw a distortion pedal in the effects loop, and you can get decently close (And also have a kick-ass clean channel)
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Quote by binkythefurious
60s are what munky uses do tune down to A, you tune a 60 to B it's probably gonna be way too tight.



I used to play in C with 70's
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Here's what you do, I can get the sound out of a Kustom 12 Guage 15w amp so don't listen to the whole "buy a new amp thing." Get thicker strings, drop it to Drop B tuning, send the mids to almost none, put the highs about 1/2 way to 3/4 and put the lows/bass almost all the way up, then go out and buy yourself a $20 Danelectro FAB Metal Distortion Pedal. Or, you can buy a Line 6 Spider III amp that has the SlipKnoT setting on it and just drop the tuning on your guitar.
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Quote by garden of grey
I used to play in C with 70's


I don't know but you could break your neck with that much tension.
I doubt you could do a lot of bends unless you have very strong fingers. Good to train your fingerstrength however
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Quote by jerm__
yes^ because theres no way a 49 could even take being in B, it wouldn't even ring.


Oh, here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mick_Thompson

* Mick uses Custom Gauge Ernie Ball Strings (11-15-18-28-38-58 and 12-16-20-30-40-64).
told you.


I like how say a 49 couldn't take being in B and then go on to use that reliable webpage.

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Quote by guitarist_with_
I like how say a 49 couldn't take being in B and then go on to use that reliable webpage.

Different guitars are set up for different things, kid.


Yes, it is an unreliable website, but I've use those strings and they'll work. But the Ernie Ball custom's can drop to well past B and still pick up on my Dean Timecapsule Cadillac, so either way, they can be used.
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Quote by guitarist_with_
I like how say a 49 couldn't take being in B and then go on to use that reliable webpage.

Different guitars are set up for different things, kid.


Ok dude....no guitar can take 49's in B. Unless you like massive flog.

Even still, i know he doesn't use ****ing' 49's. Go on the ernieball site and look.

58-11's is what he uses.
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i use 52s and can get B ok. as for gear, i use a seymour duncan SH-6 super distortion pickup in my epiphone with a metal muff...perfect slipknot sound.
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Okay, well get a good amp with a good clean channel, hook up a boss metal pedal, put the mids down LOW and tune to drop b with superthick strings. Line six has slipknot tone but i find that it is not accurate....but that is just an oppinion....need more than a practice amp...
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I don't know if its just me, but I use .11's for standard.
When I tune to open D, I feel like they're way too loose.
How can you go down to B with .11's?
Maybe my finger strength is so massive from playing these drop tuning gauges in standard?
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