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Old 2002-11-12, 22:59
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Favorite alternative tunning

Whats everyones favorite alternative tunning?
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Old 2002-11-12, 23:27
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half a step down, so its Eb, Ab, Db, Gb, Bb, eb
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Old 2002-11-12, 23:53
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didnt i just say that tuning down is the fucking devil?
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Old 2002-11-13, 00:22
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D (one step down)

Sounds more brutal but not too much.. I love it for playing any kind of metal.. And all the old In Flames songs are in this tuning so I can play those!
 
Old 2002-11-13, 01:31
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I'm most of the times tuned in E or Eb, D too but sometimes i go to C#, C, B, A but I think it's too low
drop-D sucks, I never used/will use this tuning
tuning is not that important, playing good is
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Old 2002-11-13, 01:32
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didnt i just say that tuning down is the fucking devil?


Well depending, that might fuck your guitar but....

important thing to remember to play grindcore : The lower, the better
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Old 2002-11-13, 17:06
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I keep one guitar tuned to B so I can play anything from At The Gates
 
Old 2002-11-13, 17:22
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this isn't my favorite tuning or anything but has anyone ever heard of this tuning before - E-E-B-B-B-B (from low to high) now that's wacked! soundgarden used this, if anyone cares.

my fav. alternative tuning is Eb.
 
Old 2002-11-13, 17:59
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my favorite tuning is D and on my bass, B (5 string) or also D (not dropped shit, D all the way)
 
Old 2002-11-13, 22:59
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Quote:
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this isn't my favorite tuning or anything but has anyone ever heard of this tuning before - E-E-B-B-B-B (from low to high) now that's wacked! soundgarden used this, if anyone cares.

my fav. alternative tuning is Eb.


i remember one dude who tunes his guitar to D-B-D-D-B-B.

i like standard the best, E-A-D-G-B-E, tuned at 442.
i've also tuned to a C-chord before, E-C-E-G-C-E, its okay.
i don't like drop D because it suckie sound, and any lower
than a whole step down, i don't like.
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Old 2002-11-15, 13:50
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I like tuning at a B or C.
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Old 2002-11-16, 11:56
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How do you tune your guitar to sound like Slayer?
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Old 2002-11-16, 16:26
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most slayer songs are in Eb.
 
Old 2002-11-16, 22:50
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important thing to remember to play grindcore : The lower, the better [/B]


yeah,thats right!
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Old 2002-11-16, 22:50
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I play Standard, fuck you All
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Old 2002-11-17, 16:17
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i only use the standard tuning... first of all because i like it, and second because my guitar is a crap and always lost the tuning if tune lower than E
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Old 2002-11-17, 16:30
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my favourite tuning is standard, cuz i hate tuning down, but since the guy asked for alternate tuning, i'm picking 1/2 steps down, cuz thats closest to standard
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Old 2002-11-17, 18:42
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yeah, i'm with you mrweijia, me too don't like tuning down..... it should be for that that my favorites Metal bands are the 80's bands.......
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Old 2002-11-18, 07:02
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I stick to standard, but that's B for me
 
Old 2002-11-19, 16:08
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i like Bb (Bb Eb Ab Db Gb Bb Eb)
 
Old 2002-11-26, 18:42
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mrweijia and wrangle: Measured in Hz, F-tuning is closer to standard than Eb, and if you wan't to be really close to std, why not tune to something like: F-A-D-G-B-e ?

(Yes, I know, I'm just being stupid)

Oh, maybe should tell you that my fav. alt. tuning is Eb, mainly because Iced Earth tune that way, and it's not easy to play Eb stuff on an E guitar....
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Old 2002-12-01, 01:05
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all strings down a full step to D

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Old 2002-12-08, 08:27
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I tune to B,E,A,D,F#,B on my Bc Rich's, and A,D,G,C,E,A also F,A#,D#,G#,C,F on my Strats.
 
Old 2002-12-08, 14:16
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B! ( 7-string!)
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Old 2002-12-11, 03:52
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Quote:
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I keep one guitar tuned to B so I can play anything from At The Gates


same here. at the gates are fukn dope. i keep my other guitars tuned down to a or c.
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Old 2002-12-11, 23:21
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standard. It rules.
 
Old 2002-12-12, 02:23
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when in B and F etc, arent your strings too looses?? I cant play that low
 
Old 2002-12-12, 23:21
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i like em loose, its alot easier in my opinion to play, the strings are mor flexible and can bend easier.
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Old 2002-12-13, 01:59
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yeah, but in B??

My guitar is mostly in D this time (playing death and children of bodom) or Eb (iced earth etc..) they are loose, but not that much
C# is too low i think
 
Old 2002-12-14, 21:57
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i love C gives it a gloomy sound
 
Old 2002-12-19, 23:30
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Drop D tuning is for Nu-Jacks

i like a whole step down, and a half step down i haven't had a chance to experiment with other tunings on my own
 
Old 2002-12-20, 03:11
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I like D because it's chunky.
I play alot of good sounding riffs/songs in it e.g Lord Abortion, Greed Killing. It makes it easy to play Davidian and Hatebreed Songs beacuse I just drop the top string down so I'm in "Drop C" . The strings are also not as loose and sloppy this way. For thrash, I prefer Eb.
 
Old 2002-12-20, 03:34
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i finally tuned down to c#
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