Tommy Shannons tone

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by Youngspanion, Jun 30, 2005.

  1. Does any one know if Tommy tuned down for "soul to soul", maybe a half step or maybe a whole one?
  2. Blueszilla

    Blueszilla Bassist ordinaire

    Apr 2, 2003
    The Duke City
    SRV tuned down a half step, so TS probably did too?

    Quote: "I tune low, use heavy strings and floor it...just floor it. that's technical talk" or something to that effect.
  3. catdriver


    Apr 19, 2005
    Park City UT
    The most comon opinion I have found is that Tommy also tuned E flat. Some SRV just doesn't work with out a low E flat, and I've never seen nor heard of his Tommy using a five...... just a Jazz .
    YMMV, Chris - working trough "Rivera Paradise" as we read this.......