#1
One of the tabs for Invincble by Muse happens to feature tuning (GDAB) the tab itself is wrong ^_^, but is this actual usable tuning coz it seems ridiculously low and slack to use by my reckoning
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Considering that would involve tuning every string except the B up by two steps... no.
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It can be hell to EQ but it's possible. My band has a few songs in drop A (for example the song Redemption on my profile), it can get muddy but if you swot up on the sound engineering you can pull it off without much trouble.
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Drop B tuning: see, "deathcore"
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Considering that would involve tuning every string except the B up by two steps... no.

it would be up 1 whole step. 2 halves.
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One of the tabs for Invincble by Muse happens to feature drop B tuning (GDAB) the tab itself is wrong ^_^, but is drop B an actual usable tuning coz it seems ridiculously low and slack to use by my reckoning

So from low to high, you mean BADG? That's not drop B, that's taking the E and putting it at B. Drop B is BF#BE. I know, because that's what my band tunes to.

If you mean from low to high GDAB, that would be tuning to fifths with a second from A to B, which is altogether different.
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i meant GDAB, excuse me
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i meant GDAB, excuse my crappy theory

So you mean the lowest tuned string is a G and the highest tuned string is a B? That's not even relatively close to being Drop B. I've never heard of that tuning before, are you sure that's the tuning? Post a link to the tab.
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That's BADG tuning. Ok, that makes no sense at all. The E has been dropped 5 half steps, and the rest left in standard.
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#16
That's BADG tuning. Ok, that makes no sense at all. The E has been dropped 5 steps, and the rest left in standard.

More than likely, the song is played on a 5-string and it is arranged for 4. I hate when they do that - especially 6-string arranged for 4-string.
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Nah, I was just giving a handy reference to what tunings that low can sound like, as I don't think I know of any specific bands that play that low (I don't listen to nu-metal).
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Nah, I was just giving a handy reference to what tunings that low can sound like, as I don't think I know of any specific bands that play that low (I don't listen to nu-metal).

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That's BADG tuning. Ok, that makes no sense at all. The E has been dropped 5 steps, and the rest left in standard.

5 Half steps

Someone else that uses that tuning is Justin Chancellor of Tool, I forget specific songs though. He usually plays in drop D, but sometimes he'll go to BADG. It's not as uncommon as you think. And to whoever said it was probably arranged on a 5 string, that would make sense, but it's actually not. That song is written and played on a 4 string.
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I've done this. It'sgood for people who want a 5 string but lack the moolah.
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5 Half steps

Someone else that uses that tuning is Justin Chancellor of Tool, I forget specific songs though. He usually plays in drop D, but sometimes he'll go to BADG. It's not as uncommon as you think. And to whoever said it was probably arranged on a 5 string, that would make sense, but it's actually not. That song is written and played on a 4 string.



Only on "Parabol/Parabola" I believe
#22
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Only on "Parabol/Parabola" I believe

Both good songs, thanks for clearing that up

Anyways, TS, BADG is definitely possible but it will feel very awkward due to the slack in one string and the others being normally tight. I'd just get a 5 string set and exclude the E if you plan on staying in this tuning for an extended period of time. The nut might require some filing, but it might not. Overall, due to the lack of practicality, if you have a 5 string, I suggest you use it and neglect the E string.
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#23
I don't know any bands that play in BADG exclusively... BEAD, BF#BE yes, but not BADG.


Also, the fact that it's one step from the bottom string (B) to the next (A) makes the application somewhat redundant. I'd say either go BEAD or BF#BE
#24
Mastodon used AGCF on their first album - it's actually a very useful tuning once you get used to it. You need the right strings, obviously. That kind of tuning is used mostly because powerchords on the bottom string become octaves.
#25
The mighty 'knot use it
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If you're referring to Slipknot, you phail. They use drop B, which is BF#BE.
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i was talking about drop b
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Only on "Parabol/Parabola" I believe


Prison Sex is in BADG, Parabol/Parabola is BEDG (or ther other way round, can't remember)

And BADG IS drop B tuning- any tuning where the E string is dropped is a drop tuning. CADG is drop C. CGCF should technically be drop C down a step.

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If you're referring to Slipknot, you phail. They use drop B, which is BF#BE.


But doesn't Paul Grey tune to BEAD?
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Prison Sex is in BADG, Parabol/Parabola is BEDG (or ther other way round, can't remember)


Yup, Parabol/a is BEDG.
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#31
heheh, stupid question i know, but can you downtune a statocaster using 10-gauge strings? i just upgraded and want to mess around with my old guitar, probably in drop C :P
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It can be hell to EQ but it's possible. My band has a few songs in drop A (for example the song Redemption on my profile), it can get muddy but if you swot up on the sound engineering you can pull it off without much trouble.


drop A sounds insanely low....
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#34
I was playing in 5th tuning today

Thats B, F sharp, C sharp, G sharp.

It's pretty cool
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