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post Jul 20 2013, 07:05 PM
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Pretty low...and then it gets ridiculous. To demonstrate, I tuned so low my string was flopping.

Recorded on my Ibanez RG8. tongue.gif

https://soundcloud.com/fireball100/drop-x

Totally a joke, I know. I just recorded it last night to drive a point across. And I tend to wanna tune really low, but then it gets so unmusical and more percussive. biggrin.gif

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post Jul 20 2013, 07:35 PM
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Brutal!! \m/

The lowest tuning I've ever played on a guitar that was not a bartitone is Drop A.

What exactly is drop X? tongue.gif

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post Jul 20 2013, 07:42 PM
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QUOTE (Zaek @ Jul 20 2013, 12:35 PM) *
Brutal!! \m/

The lowest tuning I've ever played on a guitar that was not a bartitone is Drop A.

What exactly is drop X? tongue.gif


Drop X is something I made up. haha Some people say Drop Z. Basically, just being silly since the notes in music only range from A to G.

I have played pretty low on my 8 string - like Drop E. But that's about as low as you can go without being inaudible, unless you have good equipment and thick strings.


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post Jul 20 2013, 09:26 PM
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QUOTE (thefireball @ Jul 20 2013, 02:05 PM) *
Pretty low...and then it gets ridiculous. To demonstrate, I tuned so low my string was flopping.

Recorded on my Ibanez RG8. tongue.gif

https://soundcloud.com/fireball100/drop-x

Totally a joke, I know. I just recorded it last night to drive a point across. And I tend to wanna tune really low, but then it gets so unmusical and more percussive. biggrin.gif

-Brandon



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post Jul 20 2013, 11:52 PM
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QUOTE (thefireball @ Jul 21 2013, 04:42 AM) *
Drop X is something I made up. haha Some people say Drop Z. Basically, just being silly since the notes in music only range from A to G.

I have played pretty low on my 8 string - like Drop E. But that's about as low as you can go without being inaudible, unless you have good equipment and thick strings.



And a properly adjusted truss rod wink.gif


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post Jul 21 2013, 08:28 AM
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Brutal Brandon hits us with his low stringed fury biggrin.gif Awesome dude - loved it and I definitely think that with a little processing this could make up for a great part in a song. Give it a try, deal?


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post Jul 21 2013, 10:59 AM
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Hehe, cool stuff smile.gif
I think I'll stick to standard E and D tuning myself tongue.gif
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post Jul 21 2013, 12:50 PM
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QUOTE (audiopaal @ Jul 21 2013, 07:59 PM) *
Hehe, cool stuff smile.gif
I think I'll stick to standard E and D tuning myself tongue.gif


Me too. I use 9-42's and they get pretty 'floppy' if I go under Drop D


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post Jul 21 2013, 01:11 PM
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QUOTE (Taka Perry @ Jul 21 2013, 01:50 PM) *
Me too. I use 9-42's and they get pretty 'floppy' if I go under Drop D

I use 11 - 48 and don't go under D, so I can imagine it would be hard to go lower on 09 - 42.
What styles are you into? smile.gif
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post Jul 21 2013, 01:20 PM
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Heheheh this actually sounds very cool to me!
You should make a song out of it, it will be "technically" original smile.gif


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post Jul 21 2013, 01:40 PM
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Haha guys i might make it a song, but I don't even know if it was a note anymore! laugh.gif


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post Jul 23 2013, 12:54 AM
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Hah aha ha hah aha ha ha ha ! biggrin.gif

This sound like a guitar making poo biggrin.gif Lowest tune that was still usefull was drop A and G but with Ernie Balls 13-72 strings smile.gif


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post Jul 23 2013, 01:52 AM
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haha drop X! Nice tuning! Once I used dropped B, it was very heavy! but not as much as this sample. biggrin.gif


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post Jul 23 2013, 04:02 AM
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biggrin.gif I normally don't go below Drop E. and that's with Ernie Ball 10-74.


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post Jul 23 2013, 07:21 AM
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QUOTE (audiopaal @ Jul 21 2013, 10:11 PM) *
I use 11 - 48 and don't go under D, so I can imagine it would be hard to go lower on 09 - 42.
What styles are you into? smile.gif


The main styles I play would be progressive rock and post-rock. I'm a big fan of instrumental music.

That being said, I love a lot of genres, and sometimes really get a hankering to play Periphery or Meshuggah or other heavy bands :S

Maybe in the distant future I will get a 7/8 string biggrin.gif


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post Jul 23 2013, 08:51 AM
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post Jul 24 2013, 01:27 AM
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