Favourite tuning?



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Re: Favourite tuning?

Postby Paul_C » Sun Aug 19, 2018 1:07 pm

friendship wrote:
Paul_C wrote:Std. tuning at the moment, but I do noodle using a modified phrygian dominant scale that is daft enough not to be recognised as a "proper" scale.


1 – ♭2 – 3 – 4 – 5 – ♭6 – ♭7 –style?

E standard has always sounded too high pitched for me (too much grunge during my formative listening years), so I keep my guitars in D standard these days.

Bennroe, I love open minor tunings.


It started as a Japanese In Sen pentatonic scale - 1 b2 4 5 b7

Then I started adding a couple of notes which I later discovered made it the phrygian dominant - 1 b2 3 4 5 b6 b7

But now and again I like to throw in a couple more (bear in mind this is noodling without any backing track, so there are no actual "wrong" notes as such) which means it sometimes becomes 1 b2 b3 3 4 5 b6 6 b7

I'm sure there's a better way of describing it - I'm probably just jumping between two mostly similar scales - but that's what I generally muck about with, more often than not in D, so that I can chop together bits and pieces from different recordings and they have a passable chance of being compatible :)

It's nice to sometimes expand to use all the notes, and then other times drop back to the In Sen pentatonic to force myself to think a bit more about what I'm doing other than just hit the next note in the scale.
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Re: Favourite tuning?

Postby Bon Hoga » Mon Aug 20, 2018 2:32 am

I quite like GDGDDG on my bari. It's not a very versatile tuning and there isn't much you can do with it, but everything you manage to pull off sounds aces.
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Re: Favourite tuning?

Postby voerking » Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:07 am

oh, yeah, i'm also a fan of EBEEBE, which is used by both the SunCity Girls' Sir Richard Bishop & James Blood Ulmer.
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Re: Favourite tuning?

Postby Errant Tiger » Wed Aug 22, 2018 11:38 am

DGDGAD. Like DADGAD, only one lower. Also DADFAD (open Dm) and DGDGBbD (open Gm), both of which (erroneously) make me feel like I can do no wrong.
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Re: Favourite tuning?

Postby repoman » Sat Aug 25, 2018 10:35 pm

I messed around with tuning to open whole tone tonight which wound up sounding interesting. It makes you sound more "intelligent" or some shit, like 20th century classical or sumptin....makes an inquisitive sound.
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Re: Favourite tuning?

Postby Toropicana » Sun Aug 26, 2018 7:51 pm

I'm really into DAAAAAD (I Only Said tuning) at the moment.
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Re: Favourite tuning?

Postby Zounds Perspex » Tue Aug 28, 2018 10:48 am

Open C rules - CGCGCE. Sounds radd dropping that E down to the minor third, too.
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Re: Favourite tuning?

Postby brecht » Fri Aug 31, 2018 5:36 pm

DGDAAD. Got it from a My Disco interview way back, when they were still playing noise rock.
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Re: Favourite tuning?

Postby Bassist_Diver » Tue Sep 11, 2018 4:32 pm

I usually stick to standard, Eb standard, and drop D, although I don't need to strum or play chords.
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Re: Favourite tuning?

Postby adamajah » Tue Sep 11, 2018 4:53 pm

Ooh I wanna try the 'jazzy' EGDGBE thing

Right now I'm really liking D Standard with some thicker gauge strings for some pleasant ... girth
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Re: Favourite tuning?

Postby Zounds Perspex » Sat Sep 29, 2018 9:34 am

Open C is still my favorite tuning for acoustic guitars, but having a lot of fun with Open D and "double dropped D" on electric lately - DADGBD.
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Re: Favourite tuning?

Postby voerking » Tue Oct 02, 2018 3:42 pm

repoman wrote:I messed around with tuning to open whole tone tonight which wound up sounding interesting. It makes you sound more "intelligent" or some shit, like 20th century classical or sumptin....makes an inquisitive sound.

what was the actual tuning? you could do all tritones, or all major thirds & consider it a whole tone tuning. or were the strings actually all tuned a whole step (major 2nd) up from each other?

speaking of tuning in tritones, that's what Sonar does. i always wish they did a bit more with it, though...
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Re: Favourite tuning?

Postby Phosphene Audio » Tue Oct 02, 2018 7:31 pm

My favorite, or at least most common, tuning is "out of," but I do use others from time to time.
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Re: Favourite tuning?

Postby Phosphene Audio » Tue Oct 02, 2018 8:20 pm

This one is in a tritone tuning, E B flat E B flat B flat E






DADGAD






Every string tuned to an A.


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EADGBD

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Re: Favourite tuning?

Postby weebles » Wed Oct 10, 2018 3:06 pm

I'm a big fan of C# G# C# F# A# C# on my Jazzblaster.

Open tunings on an acoustic are *chef's kiss* and I generally stay in regular old open D.
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