Originally Posted by Drew
Um, it depends... What's a "Tunning?"
Try F, Bb, Eb, Ab, Db, Gb, Bb. That's the tuning (one "n"
) that they used for most of "Nothing," although on a few songs i think they went down as far as an octave below a standard 7. The last track, for one...
And i heard it was cut on standard 7's tuned down, rather than their 8's, because they hadn't resolved some tuning stability issues when they went into the studio. Anyway, i hear they're just touring with the 7's for now...
You are 95% correct. but when I saw them with Tool about 6 months ago, there were using the 8-strings for all the "Nothing" songs. I will see Meshuggah again on 4/25 in Seattle with Strapping Young Lad. I'll give review & let you know what they used.
7 string tuning: Bb, Eb, Ab, Db, Gb, Bb, Eb
8 string tuning: F, Bb, Eb, Ab, Db, Gb, Bb, Eb (70-80% of the Nothing CD, Additional 1/2 step down for 20-30% of the Nothing CD
Chud, I did tune a 7-string down to F recently using 14-68 gauge strings. It was cool for a while, but it wasn't a very practical tuning for me. I highly recommend doing this tuning on a fixed bridged 7-string. See my post "Extreme downtunings" on this forum.