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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

    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.......