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post Feb 4 2008, 01:34 AM
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I made up a new tuning yesterday. You tune all the strings 1 half step down and 1/2 of a half step. The notes end up being not in the chromatic scale but since they are all tuned evenly and by the same interval, it still sounds good, but new. And you can fool people with perfect pitch so they can't figure out the notes. Anyone else tried this?

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Muris Varajic
post Feb 4 2008, 01:45 AM
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It's called untempered tuning.
I would suggest not to use it on gigs with the band,you might get a carrot from the crowd. biggrin.gif


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post Feb 4 2008, 01:45 AM
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ehehehe this is a weird idea , never occurred to me to do such thing wink.gif Its so nice to experiment wink.gif

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post Feb 4 2008, 01:48 AM
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As far as I know, there are already some guys who did this wink.gif
Eddie van Halen - Ain't talkin about love of the best of CD is tuned down 1/4 step

And I also think Angus Young did it in some tunes, but I am not sure.


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post Feb 4 2008, 01:55 AM
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QUOTE (Muris @ Feb 3 2008, 06:45 PM) *
It's called untempered tuning.
I would suggest not to use it on gigs with the band,you might get a carrot from the crowd. biggrin.gif



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post Feb 4 2008, 01:59 AM
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Tempered system is one we use most often,12 notes inside one octave.
You tune your guitar 1/4 down/up and you're out of system.
Of course,if whole bend is tuned that way it'd be ok,
just don't be the only one using this special feature,that's all I'm saying. smile.gif

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i think it will be easy to play but if you back to the standard tune you wont be able to do what you did on 1/2 step down from hard practicing and bending and many techniques


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post Feb 4 2008, 02:09 AM
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Pantera did this a few times and used 1/4 down, and some songs i think were like 1 and 1/4 down.

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post Feb 4 2008, 05:30 AM
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I actually heard a blues cd a week ago which as was a quarter step down tuned, man those bends sounded horrible tongue.gif


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post Feb 4 2008, 06:18 AM
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Haha, I have been thinking about this before. If you record an album, people will use some time figuring out how to play your songs tongue.gif


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post Feb 4 2008, 06:33 AM
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Dimebag used to do this, pretty much no matter what tuning he was in I was a 1/4 flat, and so do the guys from Machine Head, they are tuned a little bit more sharp than C#.


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post Feb 4 2008, 06:48 AM
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Sound interesting, but standard tuning drop tuned a quarter step doesn't have much of a practical use, except to fool people trying to learn your songs. At least, that's what I think about it. But, if you had the guitar in an actual different tuning incorporating quarter steps, you could get some really cool and exotic sounding scales! happy.gif
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post Feb 4 2008, 12:17 PM
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Jimmy Page and the beatles also tuned 1/4 down, but for the sake of old magnetophone speeding wink.gif


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post Feb 4 2008, 12:22 PM
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QUOTE (Milenkovic Ivan @ Feb 4 2008, 12:17 PM) *
Jimmy Page and the beatles also tuned 1/4 down, but for the sake of old magnetophone speeding wink.gif


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By the way, what are the name of those notes? if there is one?


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QUOTE (Milenkovic Ivan @ Feb 4 2008, 12:17 PM) *
Jimmy Page and the beatles also tuned 1/4 down, but for the sake of old magnetophone speeding wink.gif


Oh, I didn't knew this !!! really interesting smile.gif


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QUOTE (RIP Dime @ Feb 3 2008, 09:33 PM) *
Dimebag used to do this, pretty much no matter what tuning he was in I was a 1/4 flat, and so do the guys from Machine Head, they are tuned a little bit more sharp than C#.


Yep. Dimebag would sometimes do 1/4" down with pantera


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