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post Dec 8 2012, 11:12 AM
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Just wanted to share an old clip. This guy was very famous in Sweden, and I guess some other countries too. He was born in the Netherlands, but came to Sweden at the age of 11 and learned not only to speak Swedish fluently but also completely master the language in any way possible.

Anyway, my point is that in this particular song he tunes his guitar to Drop D. Not because he wants to play power chords with one finger, but because it's convenient to have a low open D for this song in D major. At 4:17, he does the actual down tuning on stage. (Before that, he's just talking, not interesting at all if one does not understand Swedish.)

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post Dec 8 2012, 11:14 AM
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Acoustic Viking Drop D ! cool.gif


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post Dec 10 2012, 09:18 AM
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All those American bands had no clue laugh.gif


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post Dec 10 2012, 11:59 PM
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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Dec 9 2012, 11:18 PM) *
All those American bands had no clue laugh.gif

Not so fast Cos, smile.gif Unchained from 1981 by Van Halen is a drop tuning maybe drop Db or C but dropped nevertheless isn't it?
Check how Ed comes in too early biggrin.gif
Also I am fairly certain early American blues players were using drop tunings well before that. wink.gif



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post Dec 11 2012, 08:52 AM
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NICE! Did you know that the 7 string guitar was being played in Russia in the 19th century? biggrin.gif



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post Dec 11 2012, 10:33 AM
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Excellent! No I did not know this , but I am not suprised smile.gif And if they played metal I'll bet our friend Slav knows who they were wink.gif


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post Dec 11 2012, 12:18 PM
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QUOTE (AK Rich @ Dec 10 2012, 10:59 PM) *
Not so fast Cos, smile.gif Unchained from 1981 by Van Halen is a drop tuning maybe drop Db or C but dropped nevertheless isn't it?
Check how Ed comes in too early biggrin.gif
Also I am fairly certain early American blues players were using drop tunings well before that. wink.gif



Bet that riff sounded heavy as hell live ! It is a real sexy riff cool.gif

I really don't dig being able to see Roth's butt in such detail though... spandex might have been nice for the ladies but there were still a lot of guys in the audience too... tongue.gif


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post Dec 11 2012, 06:45 PM
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QUOTE (Ben Higgins @ Dec 11 2012, 02:18 AM) *
Bet that riff sounded heavy as hell live ! It is a real sexy riff cool.gif

I really don't dig being able to see Roth's butt in such detail though... spandex might have been nice for the ladies but there were still a lot of guys in the audience too... tongue.gif

laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif


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