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Old 2008-06-04, 07:33
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I play in two bands, both in E. I don't like anything too low, but I just loooove C-tuning! I have an old Les Paul special model here which I tuned in C for Queens of the Stone Age and AntaeuS (with standard gauges!) and it sounds absolutely lovely. I also think that C tuning can have a pulsating/'mesmerizing' (word has been used wày too much) when played in some manners (pulsating effect is evident with AntaeuS's riffing).

I mostly dislike anything lower than C. And D-tuning, probably it's because of my lack of albums in D (Thelema.6 being one of the few but a véry good album) but I don't feel it really does something for the music.
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Old 2008-06-04, 16:27
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if you can make a riff brutal as hell in E...why tune lower?
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Old 2008-06-05, 02:23
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Because sometimes tuning down can change the atmosphere of the music
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Old 2008-06-05, 03:11
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if you can make a riff brutal as hell in E...why tune lower?


Can you imagine how weedy Nile would sound in E?

I think it's essential to remember why any guitarist would downtune (or, conversely, utilise a capo): to equate with the pitch of the vocals. So, for instance, Eb works quite well for early Morbid Angel while their progression to Bb generally coincided with a deeper vocal attack.
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Old 2008-06-05, 19:36
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My all-time favorite is probably C# - I love the quality it gives my music, not too low, not too high, but right now I'm enjoying tuning to A. Not that I like the low notes of A especially, but I like the loose feelings of the strings and the crunchier, less tight distortion I get. It sounds simply amazing with my guitar's tone knob set around 10%, nice and fuzzy. Mmm.
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Old 2008-06-06, 03:40
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I find that if a riff is good, its good. I play in D and I dont think you need to go any lower for heavyness. Any lower and it tends to be too bassy
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Old 2008-06-06, 03:42
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my favorite tuning has to be standard C
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Old 2008-06-06, 12:51
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Eb for Thrash etc.

C for Death Metal

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D if I want to play some Vital Remains
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Old 2008-06-09, 02:10
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For my guitar (Gibson SG), i think C# has the best tone. It's heavy as fuck, yet still has some crunch to it, and the strings aren't too floppy to play fast. I absolutely love the way B and Ab sound, but the strings are so floppy that it takes away from my speed a lot. Plus it sounds a little muddy when playing fast. I use GHS Boohmer TNT's right now which are like .10-.52? something around there. I'm thinking about bumping it up to .11-.60ish (depending what i find), so hopefully that'll help with the floppyness. Don't forget that Gibsons have a slightly shorter scale length (24.75 in), while most jackson's and like guitars are 25.5 in. that makes a huge difference in string tension. A lot more than you'd think.
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Old 2008-06-11, 19:40
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I bought 2 packs today of GHS Boohmers, i bought the 10-60's and the 11-70's. i bought both because i wasn't sure if the 70's would be too big or if it would even fit through the hole in the tuner peg thing (for lack of proper terminology). i think that if it fits, 11-70 would be well suited for B or Bb. What do you guys think?
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Old 2008-06-11, 19:41
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well i put on the .70's and they sound great in B
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Old 2008-06-11, 20:26
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well i put on the .70's and they sound great in B

Back when I used those I actually had to take a file and make the hole bigger on my Scheter's lowest string peghead just so those fuckers could fit... they're perfect for tuning in B or lower.
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Old 2008-06-11, 20:48
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B is amazing with these. It has the clarity of normal strings in standard. There's no muddyness from downtuning at all. So crisp and clear. Even Bb sounds good. They fit through the peghead fine too. A little snug but no problems.
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Old 2008-06-18, 15:25
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Standard tuning, no doubt about it. I like the tightness on chords and palm muting sounds much better too. Downtuning make your sound muddy
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Old 2008-06-18, 18:53
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well i put on the .70's and they sound great in B

i always thought if ur gona play in B, why not buy a seven string?
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Old 2008-06-19, 03:16
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i always thought if ur gona play in B, why not buy a seven string?


Seven string = ~£500
Set of .13s = ~£5

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Old 2008-06-19, 07:00
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I prefer E, but sometimes I accidently write music in other tunings. I have guitars tuned to "B", "D", dropped "D", and "E", so sometimes when I grab one of the other guitars I come up with something which sounds cool. Usually I try to play it on my "E" guitar once I get the riff the way I want it. Sometimes it sounds good... usually not though.
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Old 2008-07-20, 01:25
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Hm. I prefer to practice in standard(for a 7-string, so B standard really) But as for favorite I'd have say tuning an 8-string down a half a step (F standard). I like the sound of those low notes.
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Old 2008-07-20, 07:57
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Hm. I prefer to practice in standard(for a 7-string, so B standard really) But as for favorite I'd have say tuning an 8-string down a half a step (F standard). I like the sound of those low notes.



That`s really low.....Wow F
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