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Discussion in 'Extended Range Guitars' started by thrsher, Dec 24, 2009.
Eb is actually tonally synonymous with D#. D is yet one semitone lower.
Eb is actually my favorite tuning on a sixer, something about how it sounds... I love it.
I'm not sure what the reasoning behind it is, but if I remember correctly, Dimebag tuned to A = 432, in standard (Cowboys From Hell) and whole step down (5 Minutes Alone). It's why Pantera sounds a bit different.
In a way it is because of the guitar: your combination of scale length and string gauge produces too much inharmonicity for your ear to tolerate even simple power chords. Bass is much the same, with their substantially thicker strings offsetting the benefits of the extended scale on the lower strings. Extend your scale length far enough for a given tuning and you could even play more complex chords using the lowest strings.
Currently my band tunes low to high; F#, C#, F#, B, E, A, C#, F#. This is a pretty fun tuning if you want to have the best of both worlds (high and low register)!
Here's a jam my buddy and I wrote. All strings are standard except the lowest is dropped to C#. Sort of like the Soundgarden tuning from Rusty Cage. Interesting results on an 8 string. Almost hard to tell its that low until the end.
Sorry for the necro bump guys but I used to tune to Drop Eb on my 8 and also played around with the Danza tuning which is a lot of fun.
I now tune to Drop (F-C-F-Bb-Eb-Ab-C-F), using .80-.09 string gauge.
I thought I remembered reading that Pantera tuned slightly flat cause of the vocals...makes sense to me if the vocalist is always just a little flat, but not bad, just tune the guitar an RCH lower....
Drop D# is your friend.
Shit sounds soooo organic and powerful!
There is actually quite a debate regarding the A432 vs A440 and which should be used.
Only recently was the A standardized to 440Hz. Frequencies resonate with our conscious and subconscious minds.
In cymatics ( Cymatics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia ), where frequencies are studies for their physical and geometrical properties,
shapes will occur when certain frequencies are attenuated onto a surface.
Examples, with the first being directly related to 432Hz to 440Hz:
I don't want to regurgitate, so I will briefly spew something that sounds crazy and then provide links and you can see some views on the topic.
Basically, Rockefeller (Google it if you don't know the name, to find out just how influential they have been in our world)
and the Third Reich (Nazi Germany) both had interests to push for A440. Why? Who knows?
What we do know, are that they are both involved in enormous amounts of power and control and wanted to keep it that way.
A440, some believe, is thought to be a method of controlling the general population, and also causing disharmony, aggression, and lower being.
So, here are some links:
News headlines: The Music Weapon
MUSICAL CULT CONTROL: THE ROCKEFELLER FOUNDATION?S WAR ON CONSCIOUSNESS THROUGH THE IMPOSITION OF A=44OHZ STANDARD TUNING ?
I just read it... and... WTF...