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How many of you use Sweetened Tunings?

Discussion in 'F.O.H.' started by kev, Jul 9, 2012.

  1. kev

    kev Im guybrush threepwood

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    Recently got put onto the buzz feiten system. Using the following to get more chords on in tune:

    E1 = -2.3 cent
    B2 = 0
    G3 = 0
    D4 = -0.4 Cent
    A5 = -2.1 Cent
    E6 = -2.3 Cent

    Wondered how many of you guys if at all are using anything like this to stop you going insane on shorter length scales?

    I'd always noticed my Jem was a touch nasty on an open G chord, so always tuned slightly flat. This system of tuning seems to help it a little more.
     
  2. luismars

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    I recorded an old acoustic guitar, nice sound but I had to tune every chord that way. Also with my cheap bass for tracking ideas for my band I tune to the 3rd fret for the same reason
     
  3. TheUnknown

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    Always...
    Love the sound of my gibsons
    But there Huge pain in the Ass to tune
    Been thinking about switching to a wound G but a little apprehensive about how its going to feel after playing a standard G for last 15 years....
     
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    I do a lot of tuning to the main chord of each guitar part in the song - it helps with troublesome guitars and makes it easier to layer parts.
     
  5. Fox Mulder

    Fox Mulder The Truth Is Out There

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    Nah, too troublesome.
    I tune my 6th mildly flat, then kick in the distortion and move around the power chords. Open E5, G5, high E5 and so on.

    I hardly find myself using a tuner while "fine tuning". I just stick by how the power chords sound, as they're capable of sounding extremely consistent with very little "ringing" if properly tuned.

    I also tune acoustic guitars that way, kicking in a bit of OD to the the DI.

    Sorry if this post ain't coherent enough. I could post a video or something if you guys ask for it.
     
  6. Djunn

    Djunn Doomed

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    Do it mate. It feels better and it stays in tune way better. At least for me. I don't think that I'll be going back to plain G string ever.
     
  7. kev

    kev Im guybrush threepwood

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    I've never liked the deadness that it brings, certainly helps string stability though!
     
  8. bryan_kilco

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    :yow:
     
  9. Machinated

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    I generally tune each chord shape as we go, pain in the arse, but the only way that sounds "right" to me.
     
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    How about setuping the instrument like a pro ?
     
  11. droppedrecords

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    ^ This guy knows what's up.

    detuning is for people who's shit isn't set up properly.

    Try the right string gauges for the scale length and tuning you're going for.
     
  12. Machinated

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    Do you know what temperament is?

    Guitars are a flawed instrument in the sense that it's basically impossible to intonate perfectly.
     
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    I think the guitar is one of the instruments where you can hear it the most. Like the freakin G-string, always sounds flat to me. And i usually use a tuner to tune the top 3 lowstrings then finetune big chords etc by ear.
     
  14. Machinated

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    Yep, drives me mad. Chords like this always need adjusting too I find:

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    9
    5
    5

    The "9" always feels sharp, whereas if it's straight power chords everything sounds great. Only had a few guitars where this didn't happen.
     
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    Earvana nuts are a god send as well
     
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    Using these myself. Still not 100% in tune but it helps a lot.
     
  17. Uros

    Uros Sonic Incision

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    haha this is so true. It sounds like poop especially when you tune the guitar the 'standard' way (by picking open strings), because all other strings sounds 'right' in comparison.
     
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    I intonate every guitar that comes in with strobe tuners. No issues here. Working on Telecaster with vintage brass barrels, two strings per barrel is a pain in the dick. Compensated ones help, but it's never perfect.
     
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    get your guitar PLEK'd :)
     

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