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Topic. My tab say drop d but it just dont sound like its in drop d.

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#2
It works for me.


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its a quarter step down from D tuning, pantera would always tune a quarter step down or so from whatever tuning they were playing in...
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It's D standard.
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its D standard isnt it?
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#7
yer it sounds better in d standard but if you feeling lazy it works fine in drop d
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As dime said himself, he always tuned "a c*nthair" lower than regular tuning to get a tuning no one else had. And yes, it's STANDARD D, not drop D.

Yeah, sure, you can play the thing in drop, but you're not gonna be able to pull of the fake echo-slide thing in the solo correctly unless you stick to standard tuning.
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Umm... if you're good you can do a pretty decent impression of it.... I'm sick of people going on and on about playing something in D standard because that's how it was originally played. If you're playing on stage are you like "Hold on while everybody tunes down a step because we're too elitist to play it in Drop D"?

I'm not trying to be a dick, but it's just a lot more practical to drop the E string down instead of tuning everything down or going and switching guitars.
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Quote by The4thHorsemen
Umm... if you're good you can do a pretty decent impression of it.... I'm sick of people going on and on about playing something in D standard because that's how it was originally played. If you're playing on stage are you like "Hold on while everybody tunes down a step because we're too elitist to play it in Drop D"?

I'm not trying to be a dick, but it's just a lot more practical to drop the E string down instead of tuning everything down or going and switching guitars.


And if you have a floating tremolo system (like Dimebag did)?
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Quote by The4thHorsemen
I'm not trying to be a dick, but it's just a lot more practical to drop the E string down instead of tuning everything down or going and switching guitars.
Well, I'd still say it's better and sound more correct to play it in ANY standard tuning as opposed to play it in drop.
Either you're tuned to E, Eb, D, Db, C stanard for that matter. I'm just saying that it's no always better to drop it to get the tuning, IMO it's better to play it as it should be, even though if that means playing it at a different pitch.
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Please spread the word. Dimebag did not tune to "Drop D" . Tune your top string to the open note in "Walk" and tune the rest of your strings down like you would if you were tuning standard. Then get yourself some new tab because what your playing is incorrect, sorry. Again, Dime did not play this in drop D. He never played in Drop anything as far as i'm concerned. Pantera was also known for custom tuning. When i say D and i'm talking about Pantera i really mean 1/4 or 1/2 step lower than "D" . That's why i just tune the top string by ear to the song. Its easier that way if you have a good ear. There's also some sour chords in this song i see a lot of people failing to play, WTF. Watch some live performances and some of youtubes community covering it correctly. More people have it wrong than right i'v noticed so don't feel bad. I think it might be easier to play in drop D so this might be the reason why. But listen, if you like playing in frigging drop D the wrong way but your having fun....then play it in drop D. Im just trying to be informative. Drop tuning is kinda lazy i agree. Its easier to play in , i know i used to drop to D all the time till i realized D standard sounds heavier because the rest of the strings are lower too. If you wanna sound like a big wet smelly Pu$$y then play in Drop D.

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It matters. I say play it correctly or don't play it at all. Dime would want it accurate. There's some sour notes in their i'm sure u can achieve in drop D but it sounds different to me. I can notice when someone plays it in Drop D. You have to move the solo down 2 frets, its retarded. play it right. Were talking different tensions on the strings, difference in the feel of bends and everything else inbetween. Even the noises u can barely notice between chords, everything fudging counts to me. Aim for perfection and at least you will always end up with good quality.
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Quote by panterajoey420
Please spread the word. Dimebag did not tune to "Drop D" . Tune your top string to the open note in "Walk" and tune the rest of your strings down like you would if you were tuning standard. Then get yourself some new tab because what your playing is incorrect, sorry. Again, Dime did not play this in drop D. He never played in Drop anything as far as i'm concerned. Pantera was also known for custom tuning. When i say D and i'm talking about Pantera i really mean 1/4 or 1/2 step lower than "D" . That's why i just tune the top string by ear to the song. Its easier that way if you have a good ear. There's also some sour chords in this song i see a lot of people failing to play, WTF. Watch some live performances and some of youtubes community covering it correctly. More people have it wrong than right i'v noticed so don't feel bad. I think it might be easier to play in drop D so this might be the reason why. But listen, if you like playing in frigging drop D the wrong way but your having fun....then play it in drop D. Im just trying to be informative. Drop tuning is kinda lazy i agree. Its easier to play in , i know i used to drop to D all the time till i realized D standard sounds heavier because the rest of the strings are lower too. If you wanna sound like a big wet smelly Pu$$y then play in Drop D.

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So I'm Broken is in standard tuning or what? Some tabs say its drop d and thats whats confusing me.
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Quote by panterajoey420
It matters. I say play it correctly or don't play it at all. Dime would want it accurate. There's some sour notes in their i'm sure u can achieve in drop D but it sounds different to me. I can notice when someone plays it in Drop D. You have to move the solo down 2 frets, its retarded. play it right. Were talking different tensions on the strings, difference in the feel of bends and everything else inbetween. Even the noises u can barely notice between chords, everything fudging counts to me. Aim for perfection and at least you will always end up with good quality.


Really i think Dime Bag was a real easy going guy i doubt he would really mind if you wanted to play his songs in Drop D. lol

I play it in drop D, I play im broken in drop D also. Sorry i know i should tune my whole guitar down or up for every song i play I guess i just dont have what it takes.
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Dime would want it accurate.


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I had the same problem with Cowboys From Hell. I play it in drop D, and it sounds wierd. But in standard tuning, it is normal
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This thread has been necrobumoped three times

And really, if the song is originally in D standard it's better to play in E standard than D standard. The fingerings are the same, who cares about the pitch unless you are playing with a backing track. (Some riffs are meant to be played with certain fingerings because playing them with different fingerings is a lot harder.) I never change my tuning, I don't care if the pitch isn't exactly the same as the original. It shouldn't really matter whether you play in Eb, D, standard, whatever if you are playing alone (with a singer it makes a difference because of his vocal range, but I assume this is/was going to be a bedroom "performance"). Drop D is different to D standard and D standard is closer to E standard than drop D.
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The tuning to play this song in the style of pantera is 1/4 step down d standard. That's 100% correct don't listen to that guy saying 1/2 step down from d standard because that would obviously be c# standard lol

Oh and to the guy having trouble with cowboys from hell be in e standard tune 1/4 step down and it'll make a lotmore sense
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Umm... if you're good you can do a pretty decent impression of it.... I'm sick of people going on and on about playing something in D standard because that's how it was originally played. If you're playing on stage are you like "Hold on while everybody tunes down a step because we're too elitist to play it in Drop D"?

I'm not trying to be a dick, but it's just a lot more practical to drop the E string down instead of tuning everything down or going and switching guitars.



I feel a bizarre mixture of lol and cringe right now.
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Necro of a necro of a necro of a necro...
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Wow, nice thread. Let's not close this and let's just see how many times it will get bumped in the future.
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