What tunings do you use?

As well as standard tuning, I also have a few guitars tuned to other tunings, e.g. DADGAD, EADGAD, and drop D. I've also fooled around with open D tuning for slide in the past, although I needed to experiment with this further on a better guitar for the job.

I like DADGAD and EADGAD because you can get some great drones going on with open strings.

What tunings do you guys use? Any really crazy ones?

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I use BEADG, but that's a boggo 5-string. Our guitarist uses some fairly standard variations but he had a very weird one for a song I called Dankdank (what it sounded like). All the strings were roughly, very roughly, around A#. It wasn't as difficult to put a bass line around as I thought, and sounded like a poppy My Bloody Valentine

It is often interesting to look at tunings in terms of intervals (the relationship of one string to another) rather than chords or notes. For example Major tunings (Open G,D, or C) are all root 5th and 3rd. DADGAD is root 5th and 4th etc.
I've put a list of tunings on the Condie and Tolfrey website http://condieandtolfrey.webeden.co.uk on the Maurice's news page. It is on an excel spreadsheet to download. It has the notes and the intervals (and a little arrow^ where notes are tuned above standard pitch).

Hey there,
I have a question about tunings that's been bugging me for quite some time, so if anyone can help it'd be greatly appreciated.

When Ronnie Wood played Hendrix's "Angel" for Rod Stewart back in the "Faces" days, was he using an altered tuning? It sounds like it to me, and also sounds very much like Keith Richards (tuning-wise), but I never quite figured it out. Can anybody put me out of my misery on this one?

Cheers,
Graham.

Welcome, chaps.

Maurice, I edited your post so that the link to your website is a straightforward click to anyone visiting this thread. Hope that's OK with you. Graham, I'm hoping that all-knowing Stoner Lee_UK will look in and answer your Q. He'll then fascinate you to tears with the exact positioning of Ronnie's cig-butt on the headstock during the recording :lol:

Valve sniffer :lol:

graham.a wrote:
Hey there,
I have a question about tunings that's been bugging me for quite some time, so if anyone can help it'd be greatly appreciated.

When Ronnie Wood played Hendrix's "Angel" for Rod Stewart back in the "Faces" days, was he using an altered tuning? It sounds like it to me, and also sounds very much like Keith Richards (tuning-wise), but I never quite figured it out. Can anybody put me out of my misery on this one?

Cheers,
Graham.

I have a live DVD of The Faces, had look at the Angel song and it looks as if he is using standard tuning, on what looks like a Zematis guitar.
Although on the Recorded version it does sound like an open tuning.
So the Answer is, i havent got a clue, and until recently i dont think Ronnie contributed much to the Stones sound, he didnt move it on like .....
sorry im 'Valve sniffing' on the much more interesting subect of The Rolling Stones.

'Pleased to meet you, hope you guessed my name'

Hi Lee,
Thanks anyway. Perhaps someone somewhere will put some tab up one day, but I've not found any yet.

Cheers,
Graham.

Hi
My first sample with open tuning DADGAD.
http://accoustic91.free.fr/Lisa.mp3

Have a nice day.

I understand alternate tunings, but my question is about how chords are formed in the alternates-I mean do I have to get out a circle of eights chart and figure it out manually or is there a easy way to find and learn the changed chord shapes, are there charts or does anyone have a link for good resource?.Scott

Acoustica, I don't often click on clips (Mrs Bass and Bass Jr in bed) but I'm glad I did with yours. Played it twice, in fact. That's a very nice piece of music. Tell me more about it if you have a moment.

Scott, Lee_UK should look in and answer your Q. That's the great thing about bass playing - minimal worries about chords (whatever they are :lol: ).

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