#1
Ok me and some friends are startiong a band and I'm the lead guitarist, well the other guitar player likes low tunings like F. I like to use A, F is two low for me. So how could this work? Has any band even used two different guitar tunings like this? Just in case you were wondering, my friend gets his "love of low tunings" from Meshuggah.


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#2
One or both of you is probably going to have to compromise unless you harmonise all of the stuff that he plays very low. Couldn't you both meet in the middle and use G or something?
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#3
I don't like this modern concept of 'the lower we tune, the heavier we are'. My band sounds heavy as hell and I only tune to drop D
On point: you may as well both play in A, the extra notes between A and F won't really make much of a difference as it will sound very muddy and most likely get lost against the bass
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#4
lol for a second i didnt know you were using a 7 string and i was like JESUS **** thats an insanely low tuning haha

but anyway... i kinda like zaphod's idea. thats about the fairest compromise that anyones going to come up with
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#6
that's why I don't like low tunings it gets too low and sound like crap, but I like A it sounds good, not too low but that's about as low as I'll go


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#7
Originally posted by CrzyGuitarist93
How're you tuning all the way down to F?


We use 7's.


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#8
i think tuning lower than drop-d is pointless.
if you cant make "heavy" riffs in standard or drop-d then you just need to practice more lol
but im not gonna be a total a** h*** so ill try to help.
maybee you guys should make some songs in drop-Z or whatever the hell you use and make songs in drop-whatever-the-other-guy-wants-to-use.
#9
musicTHEORYnerd may be an obvious asshat for the first statement, his/her statement about playing songs in A and other songs in F is a good idea, imo.
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#10
Heaviness for me comes from the drums and vocals mostly. Like parts of MSI's Bring the Pain are super-heavy to me, and all it is is fast double-bass and a little guitar and vocals. I think that drop F is gonna be really muddy, and Drop A chug-type stuff will be, too. Both of you should just play in A, since either way, itll sound deep.
#11
Oh and we also wan't to be two different genres, I want to be death metal and he wants to be experimental metal.


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#12
I would suggest doing one in a higher tuning and one in a lower tuning to create a sort of harmony effect.
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#13
Quote by musicTHEORYnerd
i think tuning lower than drop-d is pointless.
if you cant make "heavy" riffs in standard or drop-d then you just need to practice more lol
but im not gonna be a total a** h*** so ill try to help.
maybee you guys should make some songs in drop-Z or whatever the hell you use and make songs in drop-whatever-the-other-guy-wants-to-use.

You're an idiot. Not only does downtuning produce a much different, heavier tone, but it makes it possible for a lot of singers to sing within their respective ranges.

Anyway TS, I'd ask your singer what he thinks, provided you have one.
#14
Go to A, thats low enough. If you're using 7s then going down to F won't really make that much of a noticeable difference.