Does lower tuning make you heavier?

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  1. ferret

    ferret Not worthy

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    I lol'd. Scallon entertains me. Banjo covers ftw.
     
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    I definitely lol'd~
     
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    tacotiklah I am Denko (´・ω・`)

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    Drop Q is the future of metal. :metal:
     
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    BornToLooze SS.org Resident Redneck

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    You don't know down-tuning til you down-tune a 24.75" guitar low enough to play Bleed.
     
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    TheStig1214 Mr. Tophat Jones

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    Love Rob. <3

    I always claim hipster status with him knowing him from his solo work before the metal covers.

    Getting to actual analysis, while I don't think any run was heavier, it definitely put each version of the song in a different context with every step down.

    Also, this is a meme that needs to be used here now:
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    tacotiklah I am Denko (´・ω・`)

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    "You know the metal is heavy when it makes you look constipated"

    :lol:
     
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    asher So Did We

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    :rofl: I did definitely lose it at Drop Q.

    Which did you guys actually like best, if any? I think I actually prefer that in D, just a bit.
     
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    C#...C# tuning is the sweet spot for metal in my opinion.
     
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    TheStig1214 Mr. Tophat Jones

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    I also liked D, but it probably has something to do with my affection for Mastodon and Tool.
     
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    asher So Did We

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    ^ my thoughts exactly :lol:
     
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    I liked B the best, but perhaps that's because to my ears, B has always sounded more natural to me for a guitar range.

    It started to sound like mud much farther below that, but I'd honestly put that more to his choice in guitar and guitar tone more than anything else. A strat with that tone ain't gonna sound good tuned low.
     
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    I would say I like B/Bb the best as that's where I like to write most of the time.
     
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    Alex Kenivel Psycho, dont engage

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    I was really expecting/wanting to hear low E
     
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    Actually 4/5 of my guitars are in the C-Bb range - Open C (with a low G), Open B, B standard, and Open Bbsus4 (with a low F)

    Just sounds /better/ to me. Just more right, more full and punchy.
     
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    The issue I had is that he was definitely losing definition on the lower notes as he tuned lower and lower. Methinks perhaps the pickups weren't up to the task.

    But yeah, ....IN DROP Q!
     
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    Probably the case with me too...the guitars I use most all seem to be some play on C# too (C#/Drop B on sixes and G#/Drop F# on the sevens)...Hell, even my main acoustic is in C# !!!
     
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    TheStig1214 Mr. Tophat Jones

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    Funny you mention the pickups, because he has Fluff's Beard Combers in that guitar. Fluff plays in the Drop C to Drop A range almost exclusively. I think it was just whatever amp settings were used. Not sure if Fluff reamped it for Rob or if JamUp was involved in some way.
     
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    A standard sounded the best to my ears. it made an otherwise technical riff just ooze out teh heavies... :hbang:
     
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    I like D standard the best for no reason other than the fact that I use D Standard.

    What this video really shows to me is that your tuning doesn't change how "heavy" your riff is. This was not a heavy riff, and no matter how low he tuned the guitar it didn't get any heavier... just lower.

    Definitely a cool "experiment" though, and an entertaining video - this guy is awesome.
     
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