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Discussion in 'Extended Range Guitars' started by Lizardkingeightstring, Aug 25, 2017.
Mine are drop Eb and 8+1 tuning down a semi (low to high Bb,Eb,Ab,Db,Gb,bb,eb,ab)
I've been using EAEADGBE in my band Summits as of late! Definitely will be some new stuff on the upcoming EP in that tuning., It's so fun. Also for my new band Lagrange, I've really been loving DADADEAD! Took some notes from Josh Travis on that one. hahaha
For my tech death band we used EADGBEAD.
last time I was in Drop Eb I had the most fun playing solos that I had for the longest time. The tension was looser and the notes sounded so so sweet.
Was a lead players dream.
I would love to really give this tuning another go but bassist issues is always my main reason for not doing it. They struggle in my area to source strings/knowledge that are suitable to tune this low. Unless you do unison tuning which actually works great.
F-A#-F-A#-D#-F-A#-D# (Monuments tuning - it's just AWESOME!)
E-A-E-A-D-G-B-E (Just standard with the lowest two string dropped)
E-B-E-A-D-G-B-E (Just standard with the lowest string dropped)
C#-F#-E-A-D-G-C-F (Played in this once before when messing about on a friend's 8'er, it's really fun!)
If you've ever listened to Within the Ruins, their guitarist, Joe Cocci, uses a tuning called C1. It's really interesting because you can still use your drop tuning while going even lower. On my 8 string, I tune to B1: BEBEADF#B. It's essentially your standard 9 string tuning but for 8. It pairs great with my Agile 828.
A bunch of different ones, it's nice to extend the range in both directions. These are part of my 10 string tunings but just the top 8.
Right now I'm trying 6 + 2:
ADGCEADG : A Standard + 2
GCFBbDGCF: G Standard + 2
GDGCEADG: Drop G + 2
G#C#F#BEG#C#F#: G# Standard (3rd String Major 3rd)
FCFBbEbGCF: Drop F + 1
On a more 'traditional' spectrum I enjoy
DADADGBE : Drop D Extended
Sometime just variations on each whether it's just fifths vs fourths ect.
Right now I'm determining the Major Third Placement having the tuning being a +1 or +2 currently leaning towards a + 2.
I'm boring...mine are either in F A#D#G#C#F#A#D# (half-step down) or E B E A D G B E (Drop E), mostly for familiarity
These are my current favourite tunings
F#BF#BF#GBE- Inspired by Karnivool RG852
also lol am I the only one who uses low 7 and 8 string tunings but on a 6 string?
my 25.5 scale super shred 80s strat is in Drop G# open atm.
When I get a multiscale 6 I want to start using like Drop Eb again too....
Don't have an 8 set up for this, but I'd love to try G# in major thirds, low to high pitch (G#-C-E-G#-C-E-G#-C).
I try to base my tunings on the current djent/deathcore scene for familiarity(so drop A, drop G, and drop E). For an 8 string, adding a low B to drop E and a low D to drop G on the 8th string is perfect because you get a drop tuning on the 7th and a standard tuning on the 6th so you never lose your reference.
been playing around with EBAGCFAD lately.
How the hell did I miss another M3 Tuning aficionado? I played a 7 that was EAbCEAbCE for a while. It’s great for scalar playing, dense piano-like chords, etc. Look up Ralph Patt.
The only reasons I drifted away is that it’s not great for Me, Myself & I playing and my daughter started playing guitar, so I kept things in standard or mostly standard (Steve Tibettes).
I'm torn on this subject. Some parts of M3 I absolutely love, others I find confining. I compose on the piano, so the denser chord-thing was the initial attraction, but having laid it out in practical terms I find it's very much a "give and take" sort of situation.
I usually play my 8 in standard F# but recently I have found that down a whole step (E A D G C F A D) works better on the higher strings with the long scale length.
DGDGDGBE. But ended up liking how the 7th string sounds, but not the 8th (I have a 26-28.5" fanned custom)