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Old 2005-09-10, 22:19
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Hmmm...Bob Rock's basslines are....interesting...I suppose. I wouldn't bother with Metallica's shit after Master of Puppets just on principle alone, though. That, however, it just my opinion.

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Haha, St. Anger actually isn't as bad as its mad out to be. It obviously isn't Master or Lightning, but Anger is better than Load/ReLoad. Give it a listen. I recommend Invisible Kid or The Unnamed Feeling or Frantic.

I've also recently got S & M, and that kicks all kinds of ass.
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Old 2005-09-12, 10:50
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It's more a matter of in standard tuning (4th's apart) it'd be right for the A. But then we drop tune the E. I still use it alot, but mostly for octaves and shit off my A string. Also, I use it to climb up to my E string (actual note of B) using the 0-1-2 frets to the E string.
Sounds confusing, yeah, but it actually makes it quite easy to play certain stuff where as when I tried tuning my low B a 4th below my E string, I had to re-learn 1/2 the stuff we were doing, so I changed back. (yeah, I know, I'm one fucked-up dood. lol)


I get it now. That's rather odd. I guess it's doable but the only thing I don't like about having a string dropped a step (here your C# tuned down to B) is that if you're playing in the first four frets and you want to play an F, you have to move up to the 6th fret of the E (dropped down to B) string. Just like when you drop D a normal bass you need to hit the 6th fret if you want a G#.

This is even more screwed up: I once jammed with a guitar player that had all his strings in standard tuning except the E, which was a semitone down. He would then play tritone chords by playing a fret on the E and the same fret on the A. Why did he do this? Well, he thought he was dropped D so he thought he was playing power chords
I guess he didn't realize he was out of tune because he had full distortion through a shitty amp and he was probably pretty new at guitar (though his tremolo picking was pretty good). Boy that sure sounded cool though. I can see a new breed of death metal coming out that tunes this way and that uses tritione chords as their main chord. What's so great about it is that it only takes one finger to play the chord, so you can get some ultra dissonant riffs by using say, the open, the first fret, the 3rd fret and the 4th fret chords, so that you can pick extremely fast since you don't need to move your hand.
Lol, if I was any good with a pick I'd try it out on bass. (that's one of the advantages of pick on bass, you can play chords much faster).

I've never tuned my four string lower than C#, and I have never played seriously (as in for more than half an hour) on my five string while tuned lower than a semitone.
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Old 2005-09-12, 20:08
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The other reason I tune it this way is we still have a few songs off the first 2 CD's that we play live, and they were all written in standard tuning. Whenever we play them, instead of playing off the open E for riffing, I'll play off the 5th on my B instead. I find the tone and "playability" (is that even a word???) to be much superior. In mid-set, I can retune my E-string in about 5 seconds, but to start retuning 1/3 of my strings...well, you get the point.

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Old 2005-10-17, 23:49
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the lowest i like to tune is dgcf on a four string and adgcf on a five
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Old 2005-10-18, 03:57
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Yeah, me too. If I wanted to tune to B, I would get a 5-string bass. I wouldn't detune a 5-string, though. Guitars and basses tuned lower than B are a bit too extreme for my tastes hehe. The Finnish Death Metal band Demilich tuned to A, though and it sounded cool, while other bands like Malignancy and Mortician tune even lower!
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Old 2005-10-18, 15:48
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Low tuning doesn't equal heavy though. Don't forget that.
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Old 2005-10-18, 16:29
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Yeah, me too. If I wanted to tune to B, I would get a 5-string bass. I wouldn't detune a 5-string, though. Guitars and basses tuned lower than B are a bit too extreme for my tastes hehe. The Finnish Death Metal band Demilich tuned to A, though and it sounded cool, while other bands like Malignancy and Mortician tune even lower!


No, Malignancy tune to A.
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Old 2005-10-19, 10:46
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I rarely downtune anymore..or the rare time I do I'd only go down a half or whole step. I'll probably never tune my bass to B again until I get a 5 string, I find it fairly unnecessary for the shit I play. STANDARD FOR LIFE!!
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Old 2005-11-02, 15:22
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Haha, St. Anger actually isn't as bad as its mad out to be. It obviously isn't Master or Lightning, but Anger is better than Load/ReLoad. Give it a listen. I recommend Invisible Kid or The Unnamed Feeling or Frantic.

I've also recently got S & M, and that kicks all kinds of ass.


dude st. anger sucks, it doesnt even compare to kill em all, ride, or master( especially that) there are way better modern thrash bands than metallica, but their old stuff was great load wasnt that bad if you can stand blues metal.
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