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Vintage Inspiration!

Post  Keith Bennett on Mon Jul 25, 2011 1:28 am

Up until recently I've always regarded alternative tunings with suspicion. After all, I find it hard enough knowing where my fingers need to be in E standard without complicating matters even more! But a few weeks ago I got a TC200 in black with a maple fingerboard. I then realised that if you have a telecaster-type guitar and you like anything by the Stones you simply must try out some of Keef's stuff. It's the law. So onto Justin Sandercoe's site I go to find out how. Ten minutes later the TC's in G standard and I'm fairly successfully blatting out the intro to 'Brown Sugar'! And boy, does that TC200 ring out! It now spends quite a bit of its time with its bottom string slackened off and pulled over the edges of the nut and bridge to leave the guitar as a five string. Then my son asks me to learn the riff from 'The Girl all the Bad Guys Want' by Bowling for Soup - which is in drop D. So the V100 gets the string twiddling treatment. It's these Vintage guitars - they're inspiring me to advance my playing. Nothing new to me, mind, 'cause I've always found that my writing gets a fresh impetus whenever I get a new Keyboard. No less a personage than Joe Bonamassa concurs: he suggests that it you want to improve your playing, buy a new guitar. The Vintage brand makes that more affordable. I love my four. It may not be four for much longer!
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Post  Alex on Mon Jul 25, 2011 4:57 am

Try DADGAD and have a go at some Zep - Kashmir springs to mind...
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Unusual tunings

Post  Admin on Mon Jul 25, 2011 5:47 am

I use a low (and rather unusual) tuning due to the fact that I play in a Doom/Sludge/Stoner Rock band. All my electrics are tuned and set up to this tuning because I use all three live and in the studio.

Open B

B
F#
B
F#
B
D#

As well as being very low it's good for slide guitar. I have to use very heavy gauge (12 - 56) strings to maintain string tension.

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