Metal bands using b tuning?

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  1. gomes

    gomes SS.org Regular

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    Hi!

    I am trying to make up a list of B tuned players (to look up their tabs afterwards on guitar pro's msb).

    Here's what I got, so far:

    Novembre
    Steve Vai
    Emperor
    Soilwork
    Arcturus
    sun caged
    at the gates
    edge of sanity
    fear factory
    carcass
    arch enemy

    Anyone willing to add some to the list? :)
     
  2. noodles

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    Soilwork actually uses C. Drop-D down one whole step is the current popular "metal tuning".

    You know, for those losers who aren't cool enough to play sevens.
     
  3. Makelele

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    Amon Amarth (at least "Fate of Norns")
     
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    Dylan7620 that guy

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    thank you.... lol, no, but seriously.... this is the tuning all the kids use that go "chugga chugga *dissonant high notes*" and repeat. you'd be suprised at how many 'guitar players' i know that don't know what a standard tuning is.

    and not all of vais songs are in B either just FYI, he changes tuning more than i change my underwear:ugh:

    oh unearth, and slipknot (they use drop b, and sometimes drop A)
     
  5. gomes

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    thanks :)

    Soilwork uses b tuning, at least until figure number five. I am aware some of the bands use other tunings on different albums/songs.. :)
     
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    Soilwork & Arch Enemy used B tuning on earlier releases, but both now use C.
     
  7. eleven59

    eleven59 None shall pass. Contributor

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    Hey, I use drop-C :(
     
  8. David

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    lets not forget the ever so obvious Dream Theater... psh:yesway:
     
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    Type O Negative use B standard for everything. Linear Sphere and Biomechanical use sevens. Jed Simon in Strapping Young Lad tunes to B, although Devin tunes to an open C chord.
    Tom Kopyto uses either B or Drop A on the seven, and D on the six, as do Adagio (sans the drop A. Inner Road is D standard on a six string).
    Kings X use BF#DGBE occsionally, although I can't name any songs in that tuning off the top of my head.
    Incidentally, I always thought Carcass tuned to C...
     
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    Not so....both use CGCGCG tuning for SYL. Check out their "Ask The Band" section of the SYL forum.
    Nope.....everything is in B. This is the bancd that got me interested in B tunings in the earlier 90s.
     
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    In Flames' "Come Clarity" is Drop B/Bb with their 6's.
     
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    All of "Please Come Home Mr. Bulbous" is in AEADF#B, played on a Yamaha Ty Tabor Drop6 (26.25" scale). Ty told me he used a standard ten gauge set. :eek:
     
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    Akrin 5/4 > most

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    :eek:

    Basically all of King's X's stuff is Drop D, down various amounts - from D to A :cool:
     
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    Fredrik of Meshuggah tunes down half a step and uses .009-.052.

    Mnemic uses B standard. And if you want a shred rhythm-challenge, try The Berzerker's "Forever". (B standard there too.)
     
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    Yeah, but with the Ty reference, he's talking about a 10-46 set on a 6-string, tuned down to A :eek:
     
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    Can't remember anymore :)
     
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    omentremor this godles endeavor

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    Cryptopsy
    Jag Panzer?
    Nevermore
    Devildriver
    Machine Head
    Sepultura
    Darkane
    Hypocrisy
    Mercenary
    Ra
    Stone Sour
    Soulfly
    James laBrie
    Magnitude 9 (I think)

    All various incarnations of B tunings
     
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    Can't believe no one has mentioned Sevendust, the drop-b king.
     
  19. forelander

    forelander you fail me

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    I'm pretty sure that berzerker are in A standard, at least that's what Luke mentions on the DVD.
     
  20. lucasreis

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    The new Soilwork record is tuned to B, I tried some songs and they fit on my seven string guitar. Unless they are using C live they are still tuning to B on their record.

    Sepultura tunes to Bb on some songs but they also tune to D standard and Drop-C on some of them.
     

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