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Tuning in fifths....

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by nate 0 jt, Jan 11, 2002.


  1. I want to try this out and see how it goes, how should I tune it, I know to tune them in 5ths, but what should I tune the E string too and so on? Thanks a lot. Nate M
     
  2. Christopher

    Christopher

    Apr 28, 2000
    New York, NY
    Do this:

    C (110-125 gauge)
    G (90-95 gauge)
    D (80 gauge)
    A (35-40 gauge)

    It's pretty cool.
     
  3. neptoon

    neptoon

    Jul 25, 2000
    summerville, sc
    i tried this with my warwick thumb once...it's really cool. it allows you to play some pretty large intervals without all the stretch...i would go for a .060 guage string with the d, though...i think that's what you meant ;)
     
  4. Christopher

    Christopher

    Apr 28, 2000
    New York, NY
    Yeah, a typo. Wouldn't want anyone messing up their neck.
     
  5. neptoon

    neptoon

    Jul 25, 2000
    summerville, sc
    right on....i knew what you meant, man....a really neato tuning, though
     
  6. I used to tune my guitar in New Standard Tuning, CGDAEG (I'm a big King Crimson fan). Hearing some of those chords is the coolest thing ever--the voicings are so beautifully wide...