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seasick steve- 3-string Trance guitar tuning

Davetnova 07 Jun 07 - 10:01 AM
Dave Hanson 07 Jun 07 - 10:23 AM
Davetnova 07 Jun 07 - 10:29 AM
Schantieman 07 Jun 07 - 03:19 PM
Darowyn 07 Jun 07 - 06:34 PM
Davetnova 08 Jun 07 - 03:21 AM
Darowyn 08 Jun 07 - 03:51 PM
GUEST,Mr Fourstrings 09 Jun 07 - 08:44 AM
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Subject: seasick steve
From: Davetnova
Date: 07 Jun 07 - 10:01 AM

Does anyone know how Seasick Steve tunes his three string Trance guitar


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Subject: RE: seasick steve
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 07 Jun 07 - 10:23 AM

He does it with the little knobs on the head.

eric


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Subject: RE: seasick steve
From: Davetnova
Date: 07 Jun 07 - 10:29 AM

which ones Eric he's got six little knobs.


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Subject: RE: seasick steve
From: Schantieman
Date: 07 Jun 07 - 03:19 PM

Presumably with the three that are attached to the strings.

Not that I've ever seen it, but I think I ought to put my ....er....oar in as I'm also a Steve and I also get seasick. Only at sea though.


S


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Subject: RE: seasick steve
From: Darowyn
Date: 07 Jun 07 - 06:34 PM

This is what it says on Wikipedia:-

The Three Stringed Trance Wonder

    * This is a normal guitar, but with only three strings. It has an old Harmony pickup added (with duct tape) and is played tuned to G, G and B using an E string in the A position, a D in the G position and a G in the B position. He often tells the story that he bought it for $75 in this condition in Como, Mississippi from a man named Sherman Cooper, and vowed never to add another string, and that he would tour the world telling his story of how Sherman ripped him off. He has since done this, telling the story at all his gigs. He also says at his gigs (while picking up or putting away the guitar) that it is the "...biggest piece of shit in the world, I swear".


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Subject: RE: seasick steve- 3-string Trance guitar tuning
From: Davetnova
Date: 08 Jun 07 - 03:21 AM

Darowyn - thank you. I never thought to use Wikipedia.
Dave


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Subject: RE: seasick steve- 3-string Trance guitar tuning
From: Darowyn
Date: 08 Jun 07 - 03:51 PM

I knew it was there because a slide guitar playing friend asked me after Seasick Steve's appearance on Jules Holland's New Year Show.
As a steel guitar player I'm assumed to be an expert on open tunings (!)
I looked it up on the internet, then doing the decent thing as an English Gentleman, claimed that the tuning was perfectly obvious to anyone with a cultured ear.
Cheers
Dave


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Subject: RE: seasick steve- 3-string Trance guitar tuning
From: GUEST,Mr Fourstrings
Date: 09 Jun 07 - 08:44 AM

oh well.. as usuall...


obviously the all powerfull ignorant gullible music press /PR elite
has never heard of

strumsticks and gigarbox geetars !!!!!!!!!??????????


..so now.. how many old bashed up guitars denuded of 3 strings
do you think we will all count
at this summers season of provincial semi-pro festivals


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