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Does Tuning Down Make It Heavier?

Discussion in 'Musicians Discussion' started by sentinel72, Jul 30, 2009.

  1. THEMICRULAH

    THEMICRULAH Kvasir

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    It's not how low you can tune, it's how you play your instrument. With that said, a low tuning can enrich an already heavy song, but that's it. Black fucking Sabbath, people.
     
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    Sylosis would like a word with the OP.
     
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    Vacant_Planets Queen Nicole

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    Well heavy is an opinion, I think songs like Mystic Force's Idiosycracy is way heavier than anything Opeth ever did to my ears. Everyone is different.
     
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    gravien New Metal Member

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    yeah it will make heavier, but too low it will lose "guitar soul" it self..
     
  5. Mr. Arch

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    Well i tuned into D cause i did covers that are in D tuning, so i began composing this way so i don't keep tuning up and down.. and kinda liked this tuning.... but a fellow guitarist squirmed at my tunings..i'll understand if he is tuned in E but he mentioned around B or C. He wanted to join my band as a 2nd guitarist w/ a condition that i change my tunings.. i just said u play at your tunings and i'll play w/ mine.. we'l work it out he he
     
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    sammol New Metal Member

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    Yes I can help to make it heavier for about 2%.

    The noticeable factor that can affect heaviness is the EQ settings and the Riffs themselves.
     
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    brown_note New Metal Member

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    Any tuning can sound heavy, its all depends on the user(s). having said that tuning down will make you sound heavier, but that won't make it good. in fact I find down tuning makes it easy to sound generic, creativity is still the ultimate tool.
     

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