Favourite tuning?



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Re: Favourite tuning?

Postby MechaGodzilla » Sat Jul 20, 2019 11:57 am

coldbrightsunlight wrote:The tuning I use in the metal band is now CGCFGD all the time. It is the best (the best, the best, the best)

so it's drop C... but with that weird 2nd string G ?? cool.
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Re: Favourite tuning?

Postby coldbrightsunlight » Sun Jul 21, 2019 4:53 am

Yeah! Having the second interval is great for playing unison lead bits and slightly dissonant chords
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Re: Favourite tuning?

Postby MrNovember » Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:16 pm

So I watched an interview with Keith Richards last night:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ceWWMfhAvD4

I was intrigued by how he described his 5 string open G tuning, which is apparently a common saying of his:
All you need is 5 strings, 3 notes, 2 hands, and one asshole

Longish story short, I decided to try it out on my resonator, but I didn't want to lose the 6th string, so I tuned it GGDGBG. It's actually super fun to play and rather drone-y with all the Gs. Going to keep it tuned that way for awhile I think.
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Re: Favourite tuning?

Postby BoatRich » Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:33 am

The band I play guitar in is just regular drop C but I’m thinking about switching to DADGAD in C or something similar to get more drones on the high strings with leads. Not quite sure how to find panic chords and dissonant stuff as easily though?
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Re: Favourite tuning?

Postby coldbrightsunlight » Sun Aug 25, 2019 6:30 am

I've got really used to it and dissonance is E Z with the 2nd interval between the F and G strings (G and A in regular DADGAD).


And the Keith Richards open tuning is great fun, I usually do it like you it MN with the two low Gs and it's excellent.
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Re: Favourite tuning?

Postby oscillofuzz » Mon Aug 26, 2019 8:54 am

I've always been the standard tuning guy, with the occasional dropped D thrown in if I really need that open low D instead of 'faking it' with an octaver or using an inversion. But recently I wrote a song/bunch of riffs that demanded (to my ear) some additional droning high D's, so I tuned to EADAAE with a capo on 5th and am enjoying the chord shapes with those additional droning open strings as I riff on the 3 lowest strings. I then realised I could also set up a baritone for this exact same tuning but an octave lower and capo-less with a low A and still have it sound like a guitar (IMO, any note below A @ 55hz starts sounding like it has the timbre of a bass, but that A can still sound like the timbre of a guitar). Might actually do that if I can figure out the right scale length for a low A baritone because 30" is definitely gonna be too long. Hmm...
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Re: Favourite tuning?

Postby Errant Tiger » Thu Sep 05, 2019 9:19 am

Sometime this summer I discovered (as in "probably found on that list of Sonic Youth tunings") FADFAE and swore I would never tune any other way. I forgot, though, and went back to my usuals, and then this week I went back to it and am now once again swearing that I will never tune any other way.
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Re: Favourite tuning?

Postby Chankgeez » Thu Sep 05, 2019 9:38 am

I see what's goin' on here:

Errant Tiger wrote: FAD.


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Re: Favourite tuning?

Postby Errant Tiger » Thu Sep 05, 2019 9:42 am

Chankgeez wrote:I see what's goin' on here:

Errant Tiger wrote: FAD.


;)


... um?
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Re: Favourite tuning?

Postby Chankgeez » Thu Sep 05, 2019 9:47 am

:erm:

FAD

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Re: Favourite tuning?

Postby Errant Tiger » Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:01 am

Chankgeez wrote::erm:

FAD

:idk:


Right, I know that much - I thought I'd evoked some kinda ILF joke thing by mistake...
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Re: Favourite tuning?

Postby Chankgeez » Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:04 am

:lol: :|: :hug:

Just another lame joke on my part. :hello: :facepalm:
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Re: Favourite tuning?

Postby Errant Tiger » Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:06 am

Chankgeez wrote::lol: :|: :hug:

Just another lame joke on my part. :hello: :facepalm:


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