Drop B Tuning

This is an alternate tuning that breathes fresh life into many rock and metal songs. In fact, this was penned down by the guitarist of a famous metal band, Pentagram- Victor Griffin. Drop B is an interesting avenue for those who wish to explore heavier and darker sounds of the guitar.To achieve this tuning, you’ll have to tune all the strings one and a half steps down, and the Lower E needs to be tuned two and a half steps down. So the standard E A D G B E becomes B F# B E G# C#.
B1 F♯2 B2 E3 G♯4 C♯4

Fun Fact

Drop B is used by many famous bands. But in the true sense, It was popularized by Slipknot. This heavy metal band used it extensively on their self-titled album.

5 Songs to Play

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by Machine Head

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by Slipknot

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by Parkway Drive

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Before I Forget

by Slipknot

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by Motionless In White

This Tuning Is Available In

Roadie Bass

Roadie Bass

Roadie 2

Roadie 2

Roadie 3

Roadie 3

Did You Know

With the Roadie Tuner, your set-list is sure to flow naturally. It comes with an extensive index of 150+ built-in tunings so you don't need to worry about switching between different alternate tunings and keeping track of your custom ones. All you need to do is select your tuning of choice, place Roadie on the peg and watch it automatically tune your instrument for you in just seconds.

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