#1
Right so... we've just got rid of our frontman/guitarist and we're going for a Machine head/System of a down/Pantera/Damageplan sort of vibe if that makes sense. But down to business, we can't decide to tune to drop B or drop C, any opinions?
#4
I'd say C for that type of music. You can do a bit more with it than just breakdowns and brutal stuff. Not that thats bad, I just dont think thats what your going for.
#7
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go for standard or if you must drop-d

correct-o


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To those suggesting standard and drop D. I don't like those tunings, they don't do it for me.

why, not br00tal enough for you?


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#8
my band plays in drop b. it just takes some relay heavy gauge strings, and maybe some nut filing. and MAYBE some truss rod adjustment. i never touch the thing though. why cant you guys play in b?
#9
Any thing below drop c doesnt make sense to me. I mean, thats what basses are for, and if you start going that low on a guitar, it just sounds like crap
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#10
Quote by bodomchld4
dont be trendy
go for standard or if you must drop-d


way to be closed minded

I don't get what's up with all this alternate tuning hate, I personally don't go lower than drop C on my sixes, but if someone likes using B who cares?

And drop B is definitely not getting into bass territory, that's just approaching the godly sounds of a seven in standard
#11
Quote by EVH92
Any thing below drop c doesnt make sense to me. I mean, thats what basses are for, and if you start going that low on a guitar, it just sounds like crap


listen to the bands "bring me the horizon" or "parkway drive" and youll understand tunings below c.
#12
seven string, drop-A
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#14
My band uses drop-C. It's my favorite tuning.
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#15
Dont go drop C


Doing that DOESNT make you "heavier" or "more metal"

Look at all the classic metal bands

The most they would do is drop d
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#17
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Dont go drop C


Doing that DOESNT make you "heavier" or "more metal"

Look at all the classic metal bands

The most they would do is drop d


Its not about being more "br00tal" than the people using some other tuning (well it probably is for some lame ass people), its about getting more low notes and a different sound than you would in standard or drop d (but you lose some high notes). I currently have my acoustic in D standard because i like how it sounds and if I want to play in standard I'll slap on a capo.
#19
Seven string Drop A like the guy above said. You can still get all the cool low tunings without stumbling over wet noodle like strings that have been way detuned.
#21
Open C.

For a more 'metal as ****' solution, try Open C on a seven string. GCGCGCE! Gotta love that low G
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#22
do what i do...make everything flat then drop d you sound really heavy and nevermore uses it
#23
Depends on your local music scene in my opinion....if you were around her I would say C because we have a bunch of Hardcore bands that all use Drop B....Try to stand out a little...
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#24
try drop Db thats what my band uses
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#25
Open G and use a slide.

SLIDE METAL!!!!!
#26
Quote by Vol=11
listen to the bands "bring me the horizon" or "parkway drive" and youll understand tunings below c.


Eww, you're trying to make him like the tuning, not want to stab himself in the ears with a cable end.

TS, try them both, see what you're more comfortable writing in.
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#27
Personally I'd go drop B.
That way you can write songs in drop b, and use a capo when needed for songs in drop c.
#30
Quote by JD Red LP
way to be closed minded

I don't get what's up with all this alternate tuning hate, I personally don't go lower than drop C on my sixes, but if someone likes using B who cares?

And drop B is definitely not getting into bass territory, that's just approaching the godly sounds of a seven in standard


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#33
Tuning hardly matters. You can make good music on whatever you want. I mean, Necrophagist uses D-standard, and they are brutal.

Then there's SOAD, who uses drop C, and are not nearly as heavy. It really doesn't matter.
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#35
i would go with drop B or Drop D i personl use D standtard but that's just me