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What tuning(s) ?

Discussion in 'Bloodbath' started by Feicht, Dec 29, 2004.

  1. Feicht

    Feicht Oh man, that is hot!!!

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    what are the tunings that Bloodbath plays in? (i have a pretty bad ear for picking this kind of thing out on my own :D )
     
  2. Jinn

    Jinn Saint

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    Guitars are played in drop B I believe.
     
  3. Commence Destruction

    Commence Destruction Carnage Serenade

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    Standard B,not drop tuning.

    I think they tune a half or full step higher for breeding death stuff.
     
  4. DARK INFINITE

    DARK INFINITE Bastard John of God

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    Exactly, for RTC and NMF standard B, this is:

    6 = B
    5 = F# (Gb)
    4 = D
    3 = A
    2 = E
    1 = B

    and Breeding Death (not sure) either in Drop Half-Step down ("Drop C#"):

    6 = E# (Eb)
    5 = A# (Bb)
    4 = F# (Gb)
    3 = C# (Db)
    2 = G# (Ab)
    1 = C# (Db)

    or C# standard (like drop B, but standard instead):

    6 = C# (Db)
    5 = G# (Ab)
    4 = E
    3 = B
    2 = F# (Gb)
    1 = C# (Db)

    and now that we're on tunings...which one is used on Crimson II? I'm ALMOST sure it's standard B, but there are some parts played easier on drop B...
     
  5. yourdeadgroom

    yourdeadgroom Black Stone Wielder

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    The last song on RTC is in A tuning if I recall correctly, the rest of the album is in B.
     
  6. DARK INFINITE

    DARK INFINITE Bastard John of God

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    Right I forgot it completely! Exactly, Cry my Name and Eaten are played in A...I'm almost sure it's in drop A (like standard B but the 6th string in A) Thanks for reminding me man.
     
  7. Feicht

    Feicht Oh man, that is hot!!!

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    wow, they must use some thick strings! my band plays in drop C mostly, and my strings sorta try flopping all over the place :D
     
  8. Sexy_Grandpa

    Sexy_Grandpa Sexy_Grandpa

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    In that case, I'd suggest you get some lower gauge strings
     
  9. Feicht

    Feicht Oh man, that is hot!!!

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    i could, but then i'd have a hard time playing leads

    the other guitarist uses 11's... we switched guitars the other day and i thought my hand was gonna fall off hehe :D
     
  10. L0bster

    L0bster OneTwo!

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    !!! Believe me, you have to use at LEAST 11's in C. Anything wouldn't only be floppy, it would sound crap and the intonation would flip out completely screwing with both leadz and chords.

    I play 12 guage in C, eventhough 13s would give the best sound. Being downtuned on a regular guitar demands a slight sacrifice.

    Edit: I saw now that you play in drop-C. A bit different, 11s would be a nice guage, with maybe a bit thicker string för the C, something like 58
     
  11. Psycho_mantis18

    Psycho_mantis18 New Metal Member

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    Ernie Ball Beefy Slinkys or Not-Even SLinkys are pretty good for playing down-tuned stuff.
     
  12. Feicht

    Feicht Oh man, that is hot!!!

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    but but... how am i supposed to shred with 11's? :'(


    :D i know i should switch to a thicker guage, but my intonation is okay so far, so i'm not too worried about it at the moment
     
  13. Jinn

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    Bah.. I use daddario 11's... they work alright...
     
  14. Feicht

    Feicht Oh man, that is hot!!!

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    well, i've been using modified 9's for like 7 years, so its a bit hard to switch :)
     
  15. RuinerXL

    RuinerXL Demon of the Fall

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    If I'm not mistaken, Swano said he used a discontinued Schecter 5-string model which is tuned like a cello. The standard tuning is A for those, I believe.
     
  16. DARK INFINITE

    DARK INFINITE Bastard John of God

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    So if it's in A (perhaps drop A), then it must be standard B, it's the nearest tuning, and it's the lowest note found in the songs...I first trust my ears and then my hands. Thanks RuinerXL.
     
  17. Blakkheim

    Blakkheim In the Still of the Night

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    yep, its all in B with a few dropped A songs.
     
  18. Alteredmindeath

    Alteredmindeath Wasteland Survivor

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    I must say Bloodbaths guitars sound like godamn chainsaws.
     
  19. Skaldir

    Skaldir formerly known as Unicorn

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    lol!! Yes, the do... the new sound in generall is killer.
    btw, nize Avatar Blakkheim
     
  20. DARK INFINITE

    DARK INFINITE Bastard John of God

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    Hey Blakkheim, a little off-topic...I love covering Bloodbath and I'll be testing fruity loops and other software for recording, so, is there any problem if I recorded some songs and uploaded them in my soundclick account? I don't want to mess with legal stuff, so I wanted your permission first. Thanks for your attention.
     

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