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Favorite weird guitar tuning.

Discussion in 'Musicians Discussion' started by Terasophe, Dec 3, 2017.

  1. Terasophe

    Terasophe The Unholy Epiphany of the South

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    I've battled with my guitar multiple times to find one set tuning.

    Unfortunately I have Nick Drake syndrome and tune my guitar to all sorts of weird shit. So my discussion is: Do you have a favorite weird/open/extended tuning you like to play in?

    Right now I'm really digging CGDGBE for a nice open sound. It keeps the high end high and the low end fucking monstrous.
     
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    As I Lay Dying - Parallels DGDFAD instead of DGCFAD


    AGCFAD

    No it's not me. I'm just showing it has been done.
    For some reason it creates a 7-string sound almost.

    (CGCGCEb)
    File Below (It's really in CGCFAD-Drop C), but it creates a different atmosphere.
     

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    Terasophe The Unholy Epiphany of the South

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    AGCFAD is one of my favorites. Its a classic Mastodon tuning and great for djent styled stuff.
     
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    H setup is also not bad.
     
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    Terasophe The Unholy Epiphany of the South

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    Hm? H setup?
     
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    BEADGF#B, Lead Belly's tuning, amazing for spicing up anything blues or folk.
     
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    Terasophe The Unholy Epiphany of the South

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    So 7 string B standard but shift the bottom two strings down to B thats on a 6 string? Interesting.
     
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    Yep. Huge part of why no one sounds like Lead Belly, they aren't aware of that tuning when trying to play like him.
     
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    GCDGBE and DCDGBE are really intesting for blues stuff, particularly E pentatonic riffs.
     
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    Holy shit now those are some funky lookin tunings.
     
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    I usually use them for Elmore James and John Lee Hooker riffs, really dirty boogie stuff.
     
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    Terasophe The Unholy Epiphany of the South

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    ^ that wiki page is my bible.
     
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    Whichever one won't warp my guitar neck.
     
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    Terasophe The Unholy Epiphany of the South

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    So none of them? :^)
     
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    I tune to drop D when a song requires it, but that's about it.

    I have a second guitar (75 dollar 1980 Sears storebrand) that I usually keep either a half step or a whole step down.
     
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    Terasophe The Unholy Epiphany of the South

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    Smart idea.
    I'm too much of a dumbass to own more than one guitar.

    I mainly keep it in E standard, but all my old stuff is written in D standard or Drop C, so I tune accordingly:

    EADGBE
    DADGBE
    CGDGBE
     
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    Bryant Mr. Sleepy

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    You probably think I am being silly, but I am being 100% serious......... go find a Goo Goo Dolls forum and look for guitar stuff. Their lead guitarist/singer, Johnny Rzeznik is not a virtuoso by any stretch of the imagination, but he is very inventive and uses lots of bizarre tunings with success. No reason his stuff won't translate into metal.

    Bryant
     
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    Terasophe The Unholy Epiphany of the South

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    Johnny Rzeznik is a killer musician. And I actually really like the Goo Goo Dolls. I mean, Iris is in an absolutely bizarre tuning. BDDDdd.
     

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