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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-12-2002, 09:20 AM Thread Starter
 
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7 string tunings - Anyone have any good ideas for tunings?

I recently bought a 7 string, and other than the following tunings, does anyone tune their 7 differently, so I might be able to get a different sound??

ADGCFAD, BEADGBE, AEADGBE, CGCFADG...These are the only ones I've used, so if anyone has come up with or heard of something different, could you please help me out??
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-12-2002, 11:57 PM
 
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7 string tunings

aeadF#bb

beadf#bb

gdadgbe
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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-13-2002, 08:33 AM Thread Starter
 
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Thanks Chris, it's greatly appreciated!
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-13-2002, 01:24 PM
 
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7 string tunings

I tune my 7's, low to high,

Gb
Db
Ab
db
gb
bb
eb

The (b) of course denotes flat.

See this for more discussion on this topic. http://jemsiteforum.com/board/topic....91&start=0
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7 string tunings

Try some open tunings, to get a really drone-y sound, but make it really heavy. *Listen to The Tea Party (they use lots of alternate tunings, but no 7-strings) and make it heavy in your mind and you'll see how cool it could be. *Here's one I've been thinking of:

G#
C#
G#
C#
G#
C#
D#

Yes, the D# seems odd, but it sounds cool when used right. *The Tea Party has a similar tuning (remove the low G#) for a few of their songs (Winter Solstice, Sister Awake, Messenger, etc)
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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-14-2002, 04:54 PM
 
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Well, i've never actually tried this, but it'd probably be pretty cool:

e
b
F#
D
A
E
B

Close to another one someone else posted. The basic idea is the bottom 6 strings are now tuned the same as a baritone electric, with one higher string on top. So, instead of playing 6-string chords over a low B, you'replaying the same chord voicings under ahigher string.

-Drew
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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-07-2002, 09:12 AM
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7 string tunings

I have used DADGAD on my accoustic for years. I have a 7 string that I wasn't using too much and I tried it on that guitar. I tuned it DADGADA. Very interesting tones and sounds
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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-12-2002, 05:17 PM
 
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buy seven same gauged strings and tune them all G!!
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-12-2002, 08:18 PM
 
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7 string tunings

these are cool (low to high)

B Gb Db Gb Bb Eb Eb

Db Ab Db Gb Bb Eb Eb

Db Ab Db Gb Ab Ab Eb

Db Ab Db Gb Ab Ab Db

B Gb Gb Db Gb Bb Eb


kinda going for that king's x/ ty tabor dogman-esque tuning...which in my opinion was their best record

hope that helps all...
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