8 String T(hall)uning Logic
Alright so learn me some 8 string tuning strategies!
-F# B E A D G B E (standard correct? so I guess you would riff in the key of F# so you can keep punching with that low string, or riff in B and just use the F# string to form lower chords if needed.)
-E B E A D G B E (drop E yes? so you could I suppose riff in the key of E mainly off of the 6th string to keep your palm muting and chords brighter and vibrant then instead of forming an E power chord as you would with a 6 you just dj0nt instead on the 8th E.)
-D A D A D G B E (double drop D? this confuses me a bit. so you can use only the top 6 strings and just be riffing in normal drop D, but then come in and punch with the 8th string D from time to time to keep the listener guessing? with this tuning however a chord wouldn't form by strumming the lowest few strings so using the 8D and 7A would be awkward.)
So what tunings do you guys (as well as the big names in progressive thallcore) utilize regularly? Also what is your logic behind your tuning?
*Lastly, do any of you ever even play power chords using the lowest 3 strings or usually just stick to using that 8th string for dj0nting purposes? Chords that low seem muddy.
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