What are your favorite tunings?

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  1. MetalheadMC

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    Drop B, C and C# standard are my 3
     
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    standard e 6 string, drop c six string with a low A if i need it, drop G# seven string. Have not spent any time with an 8 string.
     
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    I've been in Drop Ab/G# for the last year or so on my 7. I think I'm going to change it up though since I want a little bit more inspiration. I've been listening to a lot of death metal lately and I'm moving in that direction away from the djent thing, so I want to try A standard or Drop G. I used to try playing in Drop A and it never really worked for me, I don't know why but I feel like I can't enjoy writing in A minor :lol: So I'm going to try Drop G or Drop F# so I can get even lower bottom notes but play death metal covers and write with that tuning in mind.
     
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    EADGCF or D#G#C#F#BE
     
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    I like C# standard and E-A-D-A-D-E it give a really nice chimey open sound.
     
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    Open C on 6 string. I think that B and C are the best sounding pitches tonally. You also get the high E from standard so you get more range. The best thing though is that the strings repeat. CGcgCE. That makes arpeggios so easy since they repeat over the strings with the same hand shapes.
     
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    My usual tuning is BEADF#BE.
     
  8. feraledge

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    1. Drop C
    2. Drop A
    3. E standard
    4. B standard
    5. D standard

    Psychologically, I do best to think in Drop A/B Standard only on 7 strings. But then it's the best of both worlds because it's E standard plus one.
     
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    On 6 strings- Standard or Drop D for rock stuff, Open C for everything else
    on 7 Strings- Standard for my own personal music and Drop A for the heavy stuff I play with the band I just joined.
     
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    Standard E all the way
     
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    I use an 8 string and keep it in standard with the low B and F#.

    I feel it's like having 3 options.

    1. The obligatory standard E.
    2. The "big 7-string metal" B
    3. The SUPER low F#

    Between F# and B, you obviously have A and G.

    So with that said, I never use alternate tunings anymore.

    I use also use a 7 string but keep that in standard as well.
    (...I don't even know what the hell happened to my old 6 string)

    :scratch:
     
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    Drop C has a great natural quality I always liked. Natural to me at least.

    For seven I love drop A. Fits nicely between standard tuned formal niceties and low tuned madness.
     
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    Drop C with an A on the low string.
     
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    Drop Z cause the brootz! :metal:
     
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    Seriously. Lately I'm using Drop C on acoustic. Eb on sixxer, standard and drop A on 7, and standard F# on 8.
     
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    Standard E and drop-D on semi-classical (composite strings).
    Eb/Bb minor on standard 6- and 7-stringers.
    Drop-D and drop-Dd (Eb with drop) on 6'ers; drop-A on 7-stringers.
    C# on mid six strings on 8-stringers, with the additional high+low strings.
    C standard, that is, C2, on both 7- and 8-stringers.

    Pity I do not have a 7-stringer, so, the above is partly what I do use, partly what I'd do had I had it all :lol:
     
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    12-EDO is still my favourite tuning, with 19-EDO a close second.

    :fawk:
     
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    Drop Eb1, F# standard, Drop G# for 8/7. E2 6.. I too love playing to Opeth ;)
     
  19. Ethenmar

    Ethenmar slow and low

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    Drop E1, B and E standard.
     
  20. Rojne

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    E standard, pretty much the only tuning I really use..
    Tried C standard when I got my recent guitar, but strung it up with .10-.46's tuned to E standard a few days later.. not really jiving with drop tunings anymore as I used to do!
     

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