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Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by brewer9, Feb 12, 2001.
What are the standard tuning variations that metal bands are using? like Papa Roach, KORN, etc.
If im not mistaken..Korn Uses:
It is a 5 String Bass with the lowest 2 strings tuned a whole step down.
On the Guitar,, it would be:
Fieldy at least has his B tuned to A. Papa Roach just uses standard 5 tuning, BEADG. Filter and Godsmack are often tuned DADG and Godsmack sometimes goes to CADG, like Coal Chamber and Tool. Limp Bizkit has a weird tuning for 5 string, which I think is A#DGCF#, or something like that.
If any of your "etc.'s" are using a 4, you often see it referred to as Drop D tuning, or as I call it, Drop dead tuning."
The etc's are whatever is being used. The answers are excellent including some etc's, so keep it up. I dont care if its 4 or 5 strings cuz most of the music played this way is only on the two or three lowest strings anyway.
Papa Roach uses standard 5-string tuning, BEADG.
KoRn tunes down one full step, so the bass is ADGCF and the 7-string geetarz are ADGCFAD.
Rayna for Coal Chamber uses a 4 string tuned to BEAD.
I think Sam Rivers tunes his bass UP, to match Wes's guitar, C#F#BEG#.
A lot of bands (Slipknot, Machine Head, Mudvayne, Soulfly, Sevendust, etc.) tune to C# and drop their low string to B, hence BF#BE.
Thanks for cyklone777's tuning lesson, see ya next week
Sam Rivers of LB tunes his A#C#GCF#
Robbie Merrill of Godsmack tunes his CGCF or DADG depending on the song.
And I tune mine in standard BEADG, standard, except when I eventually get a warwick thumb 4 I'll tune it BEAD (in case anyone wants to aspire to be like me) lol.
look, there's no point in going "oh this band uses this tuning" becoz they *ALWAYS* vary it - the standard couple of ways most new age bands do it is like this:
"Sevendust" style - Db Ab Db Gb
"KoRn" style - A G D C F
"Deftones" style - C G D C (this is only on the new album, tho - they change tunings <every> CD)
"Placebo" style - F Bb Eb Ab
"Kittie" style - C G C F A
"Limp Bizkit" style - C# F# B E (for a 4-string .. dunno 'bout a 5)
"Tool" style - D A D G (drop D, essentially)
.. i think that covers most of 'em .. no doubt there's heaps more, but these are the ones most people are interested in (i think)
The band im in(We play Metal).. Guitarists use C#-F#-B-E-G#-C#-F# and A-D-G-C-E-A-D
I tune C#-F#-B-E and A-E-A-D-G. but im planning to get my "NEXT" Bass (Secret, but some people know already ), im gonna tune it A-C#-F#-B-E and use one bass ^_^