6 string guitars in djent?

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Djentful Dan
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Well, from what most of my close peers believe, and from the sounds created by most djent bands, an 8 string is vital to pull of the sound of djent, but i disagree, i believe djent is more of a musical mind creating music, agree, disagree, and why?

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what 'most djent bands do', is what it is. but none of them define what is 'djent'. 'djent' cannot be defined by any one person in my opinion, cause it's new, and wide open. and those that 'decide' what is and isn't 'djent' is a joke if you ask me. limiting this 'djent' wave will make it as close minded as the death metal world before long.

Dan i would say i agree with you. let the artist brand his/her music, so that listeners quiet their mind of expectations and just LISTEN.

in my 'djent' songs, i use a 6 string and i do not down tune it to the floor. i use to, and realized how much more i like the sound of my guitar closer to it's natural tension. i tune dropD but tune that to C. chords and stuff just come out brighter to me.

whatever works for you as an artist, run with it!

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we use six strings to drop B. we may start using sevens at some point. it's not about what you have; it's about how you use it.

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Amen, thanks for agreeing, i believe this wave will be everything ive dreamed of since i was little and blasting Korn in the garage, a music industry undefined by biased opinion, but one of equal sound ranging beyond just the next justin bieber.
But yes, i plan on starting a djent band in C# as i like the range it promotes and the beauty of the dissonative tones.
I cant wait for the next couple years!

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Haven't saw the full vid yet but heard David Maxim from Destiny Potato say something about 6 string tunings and stuff. his sound is pretty solid:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=flOM7AqynJU&feature=player_embedded#at=67

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with 6 strings musicians usually go as deep as G# usually (Circles, for example). My friend does play djent on G-C-G tuning on 6 string guitar (I think he just recently changed to G drop). It's cool, but I miss one string from up high, sometimes I feel it's needed. I think you can go as deep as G# with a 6 string guitar at ease, but going deeper would really make a high string absent. You can try double drop or unconventional tunings one of which is explained by David Maxim Micic above too.

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came back from the front door to mention what I forgot, the perfect example of 6 string-djent: Veil of Maya! They're not total djent, but they contain a load of totally djenty riffs, and the whole effect they make is totally satisfying of the aspect of djent. Just listen to the ending breakdown of "Unbreakable" or to the song "Dark Passenger". Veil of Maya uses B drop tuning of 6 string, makes a 100% djent effect (one of the most kick-ass djent riffs I've ever heard!) and have no intentions of switching in tuning / number of strings. The perfect example! Word!