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gshredder2112  
9 Jun 2011 18:21 | Quote
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HEllO! cam anyone reccomend any new or wacky tunings for me.blues,classical,rock,S"all good.


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neomass1  
9 Jun 2011 19:28 | Quote
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Ok sure I have lots for you.

here is standard just so you have an idea of the other tunings and there relation to them.
e5
B4
G4
D4
A3
E3

Here is Nashville tuning (really hard not to snap a string) but man dose it sound good. the low for strings are tuned up a whole octave.
e5
B4
G5
D5
A4
E4

Try all the G tunings
if you take open G tuning
D5 - change this and e5 to get G6 tuning
B5 - Change this to C5 to get Gsus4 tuning, if its A# you get Gm
G4
D4
G3
D3

Lastly try out Open Esus11th tuning
e5
B4
G4 - if g# you get E open
E4
A3 - if B you get Em,
E3

you can all way try Dropped E tuning (could break a sting or two)
F#5
C#5
A4
E4
B3
E3
neomass1  
9 Jun 2011 19:32 | Quote
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oh and about the Nashville tuning you need to go by a set of stings for 12 sting guitars like martens you know the kind with the harmonic smaller stings under the normal stings. you want the small ones, you basically take small strings and use them on your six string guitar. So now you have some really really lights high tuned stings for some crazy guitar playing. add some overdrive and a steel slider you have some kickass sounds.
case211  
10 Jun 2011 11:11 | Quote
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It's not really whacky but my little brother was talking with a dude who claimed to tune down to Drop G#...
What gauge would you use for that? 15s? haha jk
gshredder2112  
10 Jun 2011 13:01 | Quote
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@neomass,wow those are definently wacky,but i dont wanna losee my eye. O.x
@case How low can you go?

The tunings that i have been.**in with are Dadfad(open dm)
Drop c,Open cmaj,A6/9,And down one half.step.

You guys got any celtic,medieval tunings?

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BodomBeachTerror  
10 Jun 2011 13:11 | Quote
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Cmaj9 tuning is pretty cool, that is, from high to low
D
B
G
D
G
C

Another tuning, used by Lou Reed, is just tune all the strings to the same pitch, its called "Ostrich Tuning" Ive never tried it, but it sounds interesting

Another good one is
E
B
E
B
E
B
luthier  
10 Jun 2011 13:38 | Quote
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The only alternate tuning I really use on a regular basis is just tuning a half step down from standard. It's easier for me to sing some stuff down there.
neomass1  
10 Jun 2011 13:47 | Quote
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You want mid-evil! here is about as midevil as it gets
Lute or Vihuela tuning
E5
B4
F#4
D4
A3
E3
neomass1  
10 Jun 2011 13:51 | Quote
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The Goo Goo Dolls
kid you not this is the tuning to Iris
D5
D5
D4
D4
D3
B2
it is so odd, the low sting you have to be so genital with.
luthier  
10 Jun 2011 13:55 | Quote
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I think you meant gentle. lol
gshredder2112  
10 Jun 2011 14:05 | Quote
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mayb he meant gentile?
luthier  
10 Jun 2011 14:05 | Quote
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genteeley?
JustJeff  
10 Jun 2011 14:10 | Quote
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Here's a huge list of tunings along with a song played by Don Ross in that tuning :)
http://www.gobyfish.com/Tunings.html

Here's another list of the same sort of thing but by Antoine Dufour
http://www.myspace.com/antoinedufour/blog/350462997

And again for Andy McKee
http://ww.andymckee.com/forum/showthread.php?tid=13&page=1


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