Pantera ?

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by Metalmaster6254, Apr 13, 2014.


  1. Metalmaster6254

    Metalmaster6254

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    Whats the bass tuning for far beyond driven? Im not sure because ive heard its D tuning or drop C tuning
  2. Metalmaster6254

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    Also does Rex Brown use pick or fingers because i would like to play it like its supposed to be played.
  3. Hamlet7768

    Hamlet7768 Here to chew gum and rock. Still have gum. Supporting Member

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    Tuning is most likely D standard. Rex used a pick on almost every Pantera song; the only one I know he used fingers on was "Floods", during the guitar solo.
  4. Metalmaster6254

    Metalmaster6254

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    Cool thanks for replying
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  6. Fliptrique

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    AFAIR it`s drop-D but tuned a little lower (between C# and D) on purpose.
  7. Hotblack

    Hotblack Pay the cost to be the boss. Supporting Member

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    If I remember correctly, everything Vulgar Display and later was tuned -30, not quite a full quartertone.
  8. Boom762

    Boom762 Hartke Whore - I AM the one who Booms! Supporting Member

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    A pick for sure. I can't say fir certain what tuning.
  9. deeptubes

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    Just got my May issue of Bass Player. He's on the cover, main article is on him. He thinks Cowboys and Vulgar were at D# +40 cents. He mentions a couple tunes from Far Beyond as being at D, but nothing in great detail.
  10. djaydjay

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    now I'm curious... what purpose? :confused: I can't see a reason for doing it
  11. mexibass

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    He says that the main reason behind this is that they wanted to sound different from everybody else and that in that moment it made sense to alter the tuning in such way. That's what I gather and remember from what I read.

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