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Old 06.21.2007, 02:20 PM   #1
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I never really cared about tunings before.. so, I've basically been tuning to "whatever sounds cool" for the past few years.. lately, though, I've decided to experiment with other kinds of tunings and I've devised my favorite tuning to play in.. it's tuned half Drop-D tuning (because it's so stupidly fun to play!) and half of what Lee is tuned to in songs like Bull in the Heather, so it's..

D
A
D
G
C
D


any other ridiculous or cool tunings you tune to, post.. i'd also like to know polvo's tunings..
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Old 06.21.2007, 02:21 PM   #2
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1. Standard
2. #f#f#f#feb
3. dont even know but its fucking dischordant.
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Old 06.21.2007, 02:22 PM   #3
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Old 06.21.2007, 02:48 PM   #4
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right now im in standard. Trying to get better.
But most of the time Im in something else. cant remember any right now.
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Old 06.21.2007, 02:50 PM   #5
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Standard.

I sometimes like a dropped D tuning (I use several) or open G.
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Old 06.21.2007, 02:50 PM   #6
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most of my guitars are in standard,

with the exceptions of:

jaguar copy:
C G D G A D

Yamaha Drop 6:
B E A D F# B

Primero Acoustic:
D G D G B D
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Old 06.21.2007, 02:51 PM   #7
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Lately I've been playing a lot in standard.
If I like to play noisey stuff I just twist the tunings around.
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Old 06.21.2007, 02:57 PM   #8
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I posted this in another thread:
My latest find is D-A-D-F#-C#-E(L TO H)
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Old 06.21.2007, 03:06 PM   #9
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Jazzmaster: GBDGDG
Vox: DGBBEE
Others are in standard
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Old 06.21.2007, 03:17 PM   #10
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Usually standard, but sometimes I like a bit of:

D-A-A-A-A-E
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Old 06.21.2007, 03:24 PM   #11
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Standard. Extremely used to it and know how to play that out of tune if I wish to.
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Old 06.21.2007, 03:24 PM   #12
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Old 06.21.2007, 03:35 PM   #13
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Usually standard or tuned down a half step all the way (Smashing Pumpkins tuning), and the Teisco is usually in a SY tuning
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Old 06.21.2007, 03:37 PM   #14
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I'm in standard now, I used to play in standard C (two whole steps down).
I'm trying to figure a way to play "Do You Believe In Rapture?" without having to restring my guitar.
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Old 06.21.2007, 05:30 PM   #15
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B F B E G# C B

Basically a seven string tuned like a six string in drop D, but the highest string one step below the second highest
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Old 06.21.2007, 05:58 PM   #16
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standard
bffd#ac (i'm not crazy about this one)
c#ecefd

or the monosodic tuning:

ead(fucked up)(fucked up)(fucked up); basically it's standard tuning with the top three strings tuned randomly
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Old 06.21.2007, 05:58 PM   #17
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Strat: Mostly standard, sometimes CGDGCD
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Old 06.21.2007, 06:20 PM   #18
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Old 06.21.2007, 06:46 PM   #19
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Standard.

I've messed with alot of tunings over the years but these days I prefer to use standard tuning. It's more challenging.
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Old 06.21.2007, 10:24 PM   #20
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