#1
How do you think a Gibson LP would handle B tuning with stock pickups? I heard a Gibson SG tuned to B and it just didn't sound right. I've only heard Gibson LPs tuned as low as C which sounds fine, but never B.

Before you say anything, this is just for an experimental project that requires B. I'm not a metalhead idiot who wants to destroy a Gibson to sound like Slipknot.
#2
Because Les Pauls are a shorter scale you'd need really really thick strings to tune that low and maintain a good amount of string tension, it would probably be near impossible to inonate aswell.
#3
i think gibson tuners suck ass, i would buy better one for that kind of tuning, and i play 2steps down and have .13-.58 with a wound 3rd (G string is wound)
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#5
I tried on mine, didn't work very well. As mentioned above, due to the scale you would need at least 11's, and to get the right intonation would be very difficult.

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#6
yeah it would work, the pickups wouldnt really have anything to do with it, due to the scale though, the strings will be mighty floppy.
#8
a jackson 7 string? that's a big step down :P
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#9
Apparently you haven't heard Carcass' Heartwork record, the whole record was done with Les Pauls tuned to B Standard.
#10
Quote by BrickIsRed
Hmm, that's what I thought. Guess I'll be buying that Jackson 7-string now.

i think that would probably be best for a tuning that low.

good choice.
#11
Sunn O))) use Les Pauls fitted with P-90 pickups tuned god knows how low, I think a stock LP with humbuckers will do B just fine.
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#12
Quote by BrickIsRed
How do you think a Gibson LP would handle B tuning with stock pickups? I heard a Gibson SG tuned to B and it just didn't sound right. I've only heard Gibson LPs tuned as low as C which sounds fine, but never B.

Before you say anything, this is just for an experimental project that requires B. I'm not a metalhead idiot who wants to destroy a Gibson to sound like Slipknot.


Great, just put big strings on and play with your EQ. Amon Amarth uses Explorers in B standard and those are 24.75 scale Gibsons. Carcass has done it too.

And how can you destroy a guitar by drop tuning? How are metalheads that drop tune this low idiots? And what metalhead actually listens to Slipknot ?

What kind of Jackson 7-string is it BTW? Some of their seven's are quite bad from what I've heard. Get a COW7
#13
Quote by Eric 666
Apparently you haven't heard Carcass' Heartwork record, the whole record was done with Les Pauls tuned to B Standard.


That doesn't sound bad at all. The low B notes sound a little muddy compared to 7 strings I've heard, but it might just be good enough for my purposes.
#14
Quote by BrickIsRed
That doesn't sound bad at all. The low B notes sound a little muddy compared to 7 strings I've heard, but it might just be good enough for my purposes.


Meh, they were using stock pickups I believe, so basically with a pickup change to something a bit brighter, it would work fabulously, or maybe change some settings on the amp.
#15
Yeah, I'll experiment around a bit. The biggest challenge is picking the correct strings and intonating.