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Paul McCartney Tuning

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by dandbassplayer, Mar 6, 2013.

  1. dandbassplayer


    Mar 6, 2013
    Been hearing that Paul McCartney used to purposely tune his Bass slightly out of tune. The only thing I could find searching online was a casual mention that he would tune his A-string slightly flat by a musician who played on his first recordings after The Beatles. Anybody have any specifics?

    MOTORHEADBANGER Spud-boy looking for a real tomato

    Dec 23, 2008
    Sidney, Indiana
    Not 100 percent sure, but I thought it was John that detuned his guitar slightly so you could here him clearly on the recordings.
  3. gavinspoon


    Feb 11, 2008
    Cardiff UK
    I'm guessing, but it may be that his nut slot was out. I had that problem for a short while on one of my basses, and had to tune the open string slightly flat for the fretted notes to be in tune.
  4. Floyd Eye

    Floyd Eye Inactive

    Feb 21, 2010
    St. Louis
    This is correct.

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