#1
I've seen two types of Dropped A tunings. From low to high: A E A d f# b -or- A A D g b e

Your comments as to which Dropped A is the "best" tuning.
#2
Well it depends what for as to which is best but if you want to get picky about it then dropped A is AADGBE

The other tuning (AEADF#B) is "Dropped D down 2.5 steps" if you're being picky but most people will think of it if you say "drop A"
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#5
When a 7 string guitarist says drop A, they mean basically drop D on a 7 string, which is dropping the standard low B to A (as from E to D) but on a 6 string the technical term is Drop A (Drop D down 2.5 steps), but some guitarists use, or have used, drop A (Jack White, Dave Grohl, etc.).
#6
.....what would you play in a tuning that low?
just curious
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.....what would you play in a tuning that low?
just curious


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.....what would you play in a tuning that low?
just curious


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#10
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.....what would you play in a tuning that low?
just curious


Slipknot
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but yeah, i agree, thats what drop a usually is.

but wtf is mastodons kind of drop a?
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SUICIDE SILENCE WAS AMAZING AT MAYHEM.

but yeah, i agree, thats what drop a usually is.

but wtf is mastodons kind of drop a?


It's D standard with the low D dropped to A, so it's AGCFAD
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#13
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It's D standard with the low D dropped to A, so it's AGCFAD

how do they play like that? i dont understand it...
#14
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how do they play like that? i dont understand it...


They like the lower tunings.
Most guitarit in low tunings like Drop A, Drop B, Drop G and etc tend to be more of a "riffer" than a soloist. They usually have tons of power chords, palm muting, tremelo picking, etc. But for the most part stay on the lower three strings.
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They like the lower tunings.
Most guitarit in low tunings like Drop A, Drop B, Drop G and etc tend to be more of a "riffer" than a soloist. They usually have tons of power chords, palm muting, tremelo picking, etc. But for the most part stay on the lower three strings.

they cant really even play a low power chord though.
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Slipknot is Drop B and Drop Bb.

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#17
I usually call the AEA one drop A but I dunno if that's really what it's called.I know that a band called Deathgaze uses AEA.I have tuned it that low with light strings and it's so weird LOL.
#18
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, or have used, drop A (Jack White, Dave Grohl, etc.).


Mind if I ask which Jack White song is in drop A?
#19
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how do they play like that? i dont understand it...

It gives a pretty unique sound... a power chord shape on the bottom 2 stings is actually an octave.
#20
AEADF#B would be a drop tuning

ADGCEA would be more or less A Standard.

EDIT: Whoops! you meant in relation to E standard!

i suppose it would still be a drop tuning.
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Blotted Science.

Isn't Job for a cowboy A# and Suicide Silence Ab?
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Slipknot is Drop B and Drop Bb.

Correct me if I'm wrong.

you are partly wrong. They play in Drop-A on Everything Ends, for example.

yeah, I'm very picky about these things
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#22
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how do they play like that? i dont understand it...

It's like having a 7 string tuned down a whole step, and not using the low E (tuned to D).
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Isn't Job for a cowboy A# and Suicide Silence Ab?

you are partly wrong. They play in Drop-A on Everything Ends, for example.

yeah, I'm very picky about these things


JFAC is A#
Suicide Silence is A (AEADGBE)
#24
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(AEADGBE)

That's Drop A...
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Isn't Job for a cowboy A# and Suicide Silence Ab?


I dunno, I was just going by the list in metal forum
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#26
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Slipknot is Drop B and Drop Bb.

Correct me if I'm wrong.


I've seen some tabs on here, from there Iowa album, and most are said to be in Drop A