Favourite tuning?



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Re: Favourite tuning?

Postby Phosphene Audio » Sat Oct 31, 2020 9:54 am

this is in NST, dropped by a minor third:

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Re: Favourite tuning?

Postby MrNovember » Thu Jan 14, 2021 11:01 pm

Has anyone ever messed around with Nashville tuning? I've been getting very curious due to random YouTube videos popping up in my feed. This sounds really nice:

I may have also just ordered a partial capo because of this guy

Also, I've been playing a ton of acoustic guitar in open D. I used to try way to hard to emulate blues licks when I tuned to open D (and I was never very good at it), but watching some of the Tallest Man on Earth's livestreams recently has had me exploring more chords and fingerpicking and I have been loving it.
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Re: Favourite tuning?

Postby coldbrightsunlight » Fri Jan 15, 2021 3:31 am

I've tried the same idea as Nashville tuning on a few recordings by putting a capo on the 12th fret and doubling guitar parts/playing high open chords, but obviously this isn't the same as actually having a guitar strung properly for the tuning. So in short yeah I'd also really like to try it
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Re: Favourite tuning?

Postby VREEEEVROOOOOW » Fri Jan 15, 2021 4:39 am

Recording some stuff in CF♯B♭EAD next month or so.
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Re: Favourite tuning?

Postby MrNovember » Wed Jan 20, 2021 11:04 pm

coldbrightsunlight wrote:I've tried the same idea as Nashville tuning on a few recordings by putting a capo on the 12th fret and doubling guitar parts/playing high open chords, but obviously this isn't the same as actually having a guitar strung properly for the tuning. So in short yeah I'd also really like to try it

So I ended up restringing the Gretsch Gin Rickey I just bought for Nashville tuning. I didn't realize that it was only the top 4 strings that were an octave up; the b and e are both tuned normally. This makes playing scales weird because the transition from the g to b string doesn't sound right at all. That being said, chords and fingerpicking sound really cool and it sounds even better with some reverb and delay. I'm going to keep it strung that way for awhile to see what I come up with.
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Re: Favourite tuning?

Postby coldbrightsunlight » Thu Jan 21, 2021 4:10 am

Yeah tuning the e and b up an octave is just not possible on a guitar I don't think? The gauge of strings you'd need to make the tension manageable would be hair thin and not usable as strings. :lol:

Glad you're enjoying it! I don't think many people use it for playing a lot of single notes as far as I know. But chords sound beautiful
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Re: Favourite tuning?

Postby MrNovember » Thu Jan 21, 2021 7:55 am

coldbrightsunlight wrote:Yeah tuning the e and b up an octave is just not possible on a guitar I don't think? The gauge of strings you'd need to make the tension manageable would be hair thin and not usable as strings. :lol:

Glad you're enjoying it! I don't think many people use it for playing a lot of single notes as far as I know. But chords sound beautiful

Yeah I probably could have figured that out myself had I actually done any thinking about the string tensions, but I just grabbed a set of the D'Addario Nashville strings, slapped them on, then got confused when I got to the b string :lol: :facepalm:
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Re: Favourite tuning?

Postby VREEEEVROOOOOW » Thu Jan 21, 2021 8:20 am

I like the sound of McGuinn's HD-7 which has a double G-string where the extra string is G₄. Sounds like a 12-string. Should work well for twee sounds and that.
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Re: Favourite tuning?

Postby coldbrightsunlight » Thu Jan 21, 2021 9:26 am

MrNovember wrote:
coldbrightsunlight wrote:Yeah tuning the e and b up an octave is just not possible on a guitar I don't think? The gauge of strings you'd need to make the tension manageable would be hair thin and not usable as strings. :lol:

Glad you're enjoying it! I don't think many people use it for playing a lot of single notes as far as I know. But chords sound beautiful

Yeah I probably could have figured that out myself had I actually done any thinking about the string tensions, but I just grabbed a set of the D'Addario Nashville strings, slapped them on, then got confused when I got to the b string :lol: :facepalm:

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VREEEEVROOOOOW wrote:I like the sound of McGuinn's HD-7 which has a double G-string where the extra string is G₄. Sounds like a 12-string. Should work well for twee sounds and that.


Sounds fun. Unison strings are amazing, I like using a tuning that has a pair somewhere even on a 6 string.
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