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post Aug 28 2008, 10:47 PM
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Tonight i have tried to play in drop C for the first time ever and i am trying to learn Bullet For My Valentine song Waking the demon. I must say i am really enjoying it so far and the song is not the easiest one i have played either but i hop that learning this ong will help devolope my playing further especially my oulloffs since there is alot of pullofs riffs in the song


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post Aug 28 2008, 10:51 PM
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My friend loves this song showed me the tab for it today. I'm gonna start writing in Drop-C. Glad you liked it.


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post Aug 28 2008, 10:55 PM
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post Aug 29 2008, 12:56 AM
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Drop C is the best tuning ever! smile.gif But since i have a 7 string i actually drop to A smile.gif Sometimes even to G .. but then its not even like playing guitar anymore. Bullet For my Valintine has some great drop C songs.. so Does Shadows Fall check them out and also some of Children of Bodoms stuff is in Drop C check it out too smile.gif


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post Aug 29 2008, 01:31 AM
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Not really a fan of drop C, but I can see how some people like it.
That being said, I really hate it when bands tune lower to sound heavier.

Low =/= Heavy
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post Aug 29 2008, 01:37 AM
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I never tried drop C, could it be done with gauge .10 strings? I think I read somewhere that tuning so low requires quite heavy strings, not sure!


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post Aug 29 2008, 04:37 AM
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QUOTE (Fran @ Aug 28 2008, 08:37 PM) *
I never tried drop C, could it be done with gauge .10 strings? I think I read somewhere that tuning so low requires quite heavy strings, not sure!


I have done Drop C with Elixer .10's and it sounds fine. When i first used Drop C i was using strings by a brand called Skull and they were .13's and sounded alot worste but that mighta just been quality issues. I think .10's work fine smile.gif


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I think I've never tried drop C before, maybe I should have a go smile.gif
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QUOTE (Fran @ Aug 29 2008, 02:37 AM) *
I never tried drop C, could it be done with gauge .10 strings? I think I read somewhere that tuning so low requires quite heavy strings, not sure!


I use 0.10 strings and it sounds fine but i think that it woul sound better wuther thicker strings


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post Aug 29 2008, 11:48 AM
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I have never used that tuning, but I would definitely recommend thicker strings for it, otherwise the strings might get very sloppy. At least I would not really be able to play like that, my strings have to be rather tight, I am using 12 sets for my e-flat tuning. But in general I think it is a good thing to experiment a bit with different tunings, specially a dropped tuning might give you completely new ideas since you can't really use your standard way of playing. When I used dropped D for the first time it was really inspiring


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post Aug 29 2008, 11:55 AM
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Tried it once and didn't really like it. Iron King is right.


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post Aug 29 2008, 12:44 PM
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Low tunings don't make you heavy of course, a heavy riff will be heavy in any tuning, while a lame riff won't get better if you play it in a deeper tuning


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QUOTE (Marcus Siepen @ Aug 29 2008, 12:44 PM) *
Low tunings don't make you heavy of course, a heavy riff will be heavy in any tuning, while a lame riff won't get better if you play it in a deeper tuning


I would agree with this one


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QUOTE (Fran @ Aug 29 2008, 02:37 AM) *
I never tried drop C, could it be done with gauge .10 strings? I think I read somewhere that tuning so low requires quite heavy strings, not sure!


I use this tuning (well now I don't use it because my guitar is in "painting room" laugh.gif) and it's awesome I love it but it's a bit difficult to write songs with, specially when I'm programing midi smile.gif


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post Aug 29 2008, 02:06 PM
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QUOTE (Marcus Siepen @ Aug 29 2008, 12:48 PM) *
I have never used that tuning, but I would definitely recommend thicker strings for it, otherwise the strings might get very sloppy. At least I would not really be able to play like that, my strings have to be rather tight, I am using 12 sets for my e-flat tuning. But in general I think it is a good thing to experiment a bit with different tunings, specially a dropped tuning might give you completely new ideas since you can't really use your standard way of playing. When I used dropped D for the first time it was really inspiring


Yeah the sound is kind sloppy that is wy i wish i could have 2 guitars and use one for standard and one for downtuning


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post Aug 29 2008, 04:01 PM
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QUOTE (Marcus Siepen @ Aug 29 2008, 12:44 PM) *
Low tunings don't make you heavy of course, a heavy riff will be heavy in any tuning, while a lame riff won't get better if you play it in a deeper tuning



Totally agree!

I don't use drop C much, but when I do I love playing some Strapping Young Lad-type stuff! I usually tune all my guitars to D standard because I like the sound of D minor & major much more than E minor & major. So since I'm usually in D standard, drop C is never far away. I like changing up tunings every once in a while because it forces me to play different, and gives me new, fresh things to do musically, that would be awkward in a standard tuning.

I use 11-52 gauge for D standard on a 25.5 scale guitar, and 12-54 on a 24 3/4 type guitar. 10s would be too floppy for my taste.


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post Aug 29 2008, 04:21 PM
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I have my BC Rich dropped to C with the
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QUOTE (Emir Hot @ Aug 29 2008, 01:54 PM) *
I would agree with this one


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