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Old 12-02-2009, 05:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Lou Reed is the magic man to create this, its basically tuning your guitar strings all to D

pretty crazy idea but it sounds awesome

Any of you guys know if its still used today?
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Old 12-02-2009, 05:15 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Paul Gibert has a song called 3 E's for edward, a tribute to Eddie Van Halen that uses an acoustic guitar with only 3 strings, all tuned to E. Similar concept.
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Old 12-02-2009, 09:47 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I heard of Sonic Youth doing this as well as Glenn Branca's guitar orchestras who Thurston and Lee played with.
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Soundgarden used all Es tuned to 3 doubled octaves for Mind Riot back on Badmotorfinger.
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My Bloody Valentine also uses weird octave tunings as well, actually they are very much similar to Sonic Youth's and I know that "Soon" (F#F#F#F#C#F#) and the majority of "Bad Moon Rising" (F#F#F#F#E B) use a similar tuning.

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Lou Reed is the magic man to create this, its basically tuning your guitar strings all to D
I'm pretty sure it's to all E. I might be wrong though,
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I'm pretty sure it's to all E. I might be wrong though,
i'm pretty sure if you would have googled first you'd know it was D
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I'm pretty sure it's to all E. I might be wrong though,
You're wrong. It's D.
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i'm pretty sure if you would have googled first you'd know it was D
Oh I was thinking of EEEEEE. I could have sworn that was ostrich tuning. I knew it was all strings tuned to the same note, I just forgot which note that was
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Oh I was thinking of EEEEEE. I could have sworn that was ostrich tuning. I knew it was all strings tuned to the same note, I just forgot which note that was
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