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Old 2006-05-08, 14:50
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Electric guitar in D. Acoustic in standard or D
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Old 2006-05-08, 17:01
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Electric guitar in D. Acoustic in standard or D

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Old 2006-05-08, 21:06
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i sometimes play in E standard. but most of the time i play 2 full steps down from that. but my power chords still need two fingers to play them. i don't dig that dropped string power chord shit.
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Old 2006-05-09, 01:54
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i sometimes play in E standard. but most of the time i play 2 full steps down from that. but my power chords still need two fingers to play them. i don't dig that dropped string power chord shit.

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Old 2006-05-09, 02:31
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I like to tune to B, in the way that it's practically like a 7-string without the high E which I very rarely use anyway. I just try to keep in mind that I don't have to use the low string just because it's there.
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Old 2006-05-09, 19:21
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I tune in EADGBE...not the classical one, but one octave lower.

I tune like this so even my solos sound fawkin' br00tal.









Alright seriously I tune in D.
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Old 2006-05-13, 19:17
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Old 2006-05-14, 03:57
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I have a guitar tuned in E for some jazzy bluesy etc. stuff and my other in Bb. Bb is just such a brutal tuning, don't really know why.
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Old 2006-05-14, 16:41
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Downtuning does not have anything to do with heavyness. Bass doesnt mean heavy either. Its just riffage.

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Jamming: D or drop D.
Death: B
Thrash: Eb
Power: E or D standard
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Old 2006-05-14, 17:07
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Eb
D
C
Drop A(I don't play this tuning because of Nile either.)
Bb

I rule in those tunings.
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Old 2006-05-15, 02:02
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I rule in those tunings.


Well i'm sure you do
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Old 2006-05-15, 03:26
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I mostly play in E or D standard, because i really use the high notes. I usually play heavy riffs on my D guitar and solos on the E guitar. I once tuned down to Bb , it was fucking heavy but it got borring after a while. (Just like E standard gets boring to most people after a while )
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Old 2006-05-15, 20:02
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I usually like to tune in Drop C, but sometimes i like to play in E standard and Drop D.
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Old 2006-05-17, 11:27
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BEADGBE

I tend to play in e more and ignore the low b string
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Old 2006-05-17, 11:51
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i think it adds to it for the reasons stated already...but i agree, you don't need to tune lower to have a heavy sound. it just takes more writing ability.(edit: i mean to write something really heavy but in standard e)

i do think you can definetly go too low though...i haven't really tried playing anything below b, but i don't really want to. strings are so damn loose.

since everyones been going on about it...i am usually in b myself..but change tuning all the time. depends on what i'm playing.

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Old 2006-05-17, 13:14
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I have 3 guitars tuned to E, 2 tuned to D, 1 tuned to C#, and the other is B
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Old 2006-05-17, 14:01
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I have 3 guitars tuned to E, 2 tuned to D, 1 tuned to C#, and the other is B



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Old 2006-05-17, 17:09
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standard D just sounds badass
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Old 2006-05-19, 04:01
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Yeah, I noticed this too But it's ok. Those replies serve also as a sort of poll to see which tunings are more preferred eh?
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Old 2008-06-03, 22:48
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I have two guitars (a Jackson and a Shadow) with 9's that are set up to E and a strat with 12's that I can downtune to whatever I want. I write on the e standard guitars then I test the riffs in D or Drop D, Drop C etc. on the strat. To my ears, the downtuned Strat always sounds heavier but it's not neccessarily better for the song.
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