Just curious as to what tuning some of you guys use for 6 string guitars. Been taking lessons and getting some exposure to different tunings. Learned a couple of riffs in dropped d, then tonight my instructor had me tune to d standard.
Just curious as to what's common or popular in metal. As far as listening goes, I seem to gravitate toward bands that use dropped tunings.
Ab on 7, Eb/Drop Db on 6's.
I used to be drop C, but I found it too... Something. C#/Db seemed perfect for a drop tune on 6's, and Ab on 7's.
I also dabble in CADGBE(drop tuning, then down another step, useful if you use the C note a lot), and with open tunings, DbAbDbFAbEb(DbAdd9), and the Andy McKee tuning, idr off the top of my head. These are uncommon for me to use, and mostly used acoustically but very fun, inspiring, and help you comprehend notes and theoretical shapes instead of relying on the same physical shapes.