Hello, my name is Johnathan and I have a question regarding tunings. I utilize a lot of tunings in my playing, and being a fan of modern rock, a lot of my favorite bands use low tunings: Drop C, Drop B, D Standard, C# Standard, C Standard, etc. How do some guitarists make those tunings the way they sound (as in good, not muddy or crappy)? The last time I went to Drop C it sounded out of tune, yet other guitarists make that tuning, and others that are lower, sound well. I understand some guitarists utilize baritone guitars (Pete Loeffler, Robb Flynn, and Mike Mushok), but there are other guitarists who seem to use regular guitars, such as Les Pauls, yet can go down to Drop B and other radical tunings without it sounding like crap. Maybe there's something I'm missing here, but can you help me with this? How are they able to do that? I don't have an expensive guitar (a squier), but I stand confused at how some guitarists are able to go low with guitars such as Les Pauls (such as Josh Homme whom plays in C Standard and Tyler Connolly who used a Les Paul in Drop B in TOAD's debut), yet others use baritones. As for players in bands that go to Drop Bb, do they use baritones or is it possible to go that low on regular guitars with a little tweaking? If so, what do those guitarists do to the guitar to go that low? Do a lot of guitarists who go low, utilize baritones or regular guitars? I apologize for the plethora of questions, and if what I convey and write about is inconsistent in terms of writing, but I'm just curious about this. VERY CURIOUS.
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