Everyone, share your most Favourite alternate tunings, and maybe how you use it
this does not encompass Drop tuning or detuning, i´m talking more radical stuff
my favourite is for the 6 string, i got the inspiration for it while playing some 8 string instrument, can´t recall what it was, i think it was romanian... it was basically a double drop tuning, with octave up-strings, like a mandolin...
i reworked the basic idea and made something similar for a 6 string:
CGCGCC ( thick to thin from left to right)
the first three strings are the same as in drop C tuning, but the fourth string is tuned up to G, and the two brightest strings are tuned to the same notes, for a drone-ish sound...
hope you understand that? :P (i suck at making sense)
Also, for 7 string, just tune the lowest string to G, so it´s: GCGCGCC
it´s really harmonic and rich, and sounds very nice, try it!