Who are the rock or metal bands that uses 7 string in B standard tuning?

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  1. chopeth

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    Nope, they play 6-strings in B-standard.
     
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    Allegaeon 7 string stuff
    Decapitated’s blood mantra
    Pre-obsolete fear factory (although that may have been a six string)
    Some unearth stuff
     
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    Bands that have used B standard on a 7
    Dream Theater
    Steve Vai
    Emperor
    Scar symmetry
    Unearth
    Trivium
    Mors Principium Est
    Fallujah
    And me :)

    Bands that have used B standard on a 6
    At the Gates
    Carcass
    Soilwork
    Amon Amarth
    Epica
    Arcturus
    Arch Enemy
    Hypocrisy
    Cryptopsy

    There are loads more I can't think of off the top of my head. Let me know what band you're interested in and I'll recommend some songs since some of these bands changed tuning.

    There aren't a lot of bands who play B standard on their 7s, most guys tend to tune half a step down or drop A/A#. It's rare enough for bands to tune to A standard but a lot in drop G. If you want to to stay in standard then there are lots of songs by the bands in B standard on 6s list you can learn. Not many require the F# open second string.
     
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    DragonForce have a few songs that are in 7-string standard. They're more common in the later (Marc) stuff due to the heavier influences they added to their sound.



     
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    Estradasphere plays or played sevens in B Standard, but they sometimes have extreme vocals, although usually not.

    +1 for Dream Theater. John Pettrucci was one of the first to really embrace the seven string guitar in a non-nümetal band.

    I believe earlier Fear Factory (maybe pre-1999 or so) was standard, but they started progressively tuning lower and lower more recently. Pretty gritty vocals, though.
    Limp Bizkit doesn't/didn't use standard seven string tuning, but tuned instead to something like B standard plus an extra high string. Pretty easily adapted to standard, though - not sure why Wes Borland used such a weird tuning.
     
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    Didn't Lacuna Coil use B standard? I only ever learned a couple of their songs and I swear it was in B.
     
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    Scar Symmetry are mostly in B IIRC. Sometimes drop A as well I think.
     
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    Xerath yo!
     
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    They don't play in standard tuning
     
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    Redemptions 7 string songs are all B standard outside of one track that's Drop A (which I believe is "Fistful of Sand")
     

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