Weird tunings

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  1. Antimatter

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    That tuning would be a humongous pain to get strings for.
     
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    Me and my band have been experimenting with B F# B g b e on our sixers. It's pretty epic, you can get some interesting chords out of that.
     
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    that a killer tuning for as is c#
     
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    which drop B is a variation off C#
     
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    Just c# with a low b

    bf#beg#c#


    On topic, I've been wanting to try all diminished fifths:hbang:

    A Eb A Eb A Eb
     
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    open B on my ibanez,
    drop A on my 7 string
    Open E on my ibanez acoustic

    i prefer open tunings for some reason...
     
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    Do you do open B Devin Townsend style? (BF#BF#BD#)
     
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    Fans of Mortal Kombat (or the Sumerian band) may appreciate ABACABB.
     
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    I wonder what it would be like to play in those tunings.
     
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    In mine, I would expect the answer is "painful."
     
  11. Antimatter

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    Assuming it would even be possible to make anything good with them:lol:
     
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    My six is in E-C#-F#-c#-E-e.

    The lowest E is the same as the 4th string of a standard tuned bass, tune the C# to the 9th fret of the E, tune the F# to the 7th fret of the C#, tune the c# to the 5th fret of the F#, tune the second E to the 3rd fret of the c#, and tune the final e to the 12th fret of the second E.

    Simple, and fun as hell to play in.
     
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    That's pretty cool. Any recordings in that tuning?
     
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    highlordmugfug themuthaphukkindeath

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    Not yet, and I'd make you some but that guitar is currently 2 hours away. :/
     
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    No problem, I can wait. :)
     
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    highlordmugfug themuthaphukkindeath

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    I'll be living where it is in about 20 days. I don't think I'll be out there until then. As soon as I am, I'll write some stuff with it and get it recorded. :yesway:
     
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    Okay! :D
    Man I wish I was old enough to get a real job so I could buy some guitars and try out all these ideas I have floating around in my head. :/
     
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    highlordmugfug themuthaphukkindeath

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    Hee hee, the guitar in that tuning is a six string bronze BC Rich Mockingbird :lol:

    I think I have... *counts* 7 guitars right now. I paid a total of around... *adds* $600 counting the ones I received as gifts/traded for some other gear not of consequence.

    My advice: have more birthdays or friends who are into the bartering system.
     
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    But I want my fancy guitars D:<
    :lol:
     
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    Before I sold my dean 7 to this one guy, I tuned it to F-A-G-B-A-G-D :lol:

    In other news, I love open tunings. B-F#-B-F#-B-D# (my band uses it)
    I've also taken that half a step and a full step lower.

    Or on 7's I've also tried A-D-A-D-G-A-D. It's the fancy dadgad with a low A. I think it sounds killer.
     

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