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Tunings

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by heath_the_great, Mar 18, 2004.


  1. ok, this is basically coming from my love for RATM...

    Why do some bands tune to 445hz and not 440hz???
    is there a valid answer for this or just preference??

    also a bit of a wierd/philosofical question...what would you say the normal tuning on a kubicki would be? GDAD or GDAE??

    i would say GDAD

    but anywho..... :confused: :smug: :p

    Cheers
    Heath
     
  2. Adam Barkley

    Adam Barkley Mayday!

    Aug 26, 2003
    Jackson, MS
    guessing 440 hz is E dropped to D. By that reasoning because it's lower and matchs a drop D guitarist. Guitarists do that to facilitate easier power chords.

    there's my two cents
     
  3. but if you tune an E to 445hz and then set your tuner to goto 440 its only a 1/4 difference..nowhere near D

    ok im confused now
     
  4. cos 440hz is classified by normal tuning...as far as i know...and bands like ratm tune....as my tuner dictates 20% higher that 440% which is also known as 445hz.....in other words...a little sharp than normal....

    i told you i was confused
     
  5. Adam Barkley

    Adam Barkley Mayday!

    Aug 26, 2003
    Jackson, MS
    sorry I dont know the Hertz of each specific noted.

    But I am pretty sure bands like Rage and Tool tune down just to give a slightly lower tuning.

    Also my tuner has an on/off switch thats it. There is no way for me to set the Hertz