The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #162733   Message #3876534
Posted By: leeneia
11-Sep-17 - 11:17 AM
Thread Name: Tune Req: Do you use D A D G A D?
Subject: RE: Tune Req: Do you use D A D G A D?
I just reread the OP, and it starts like this:

"I have an older guitar which doesn't t have a lot of resonance..."

I can tell you a simpler way to get resonance. Fingerpick the guitar (rather than strum it) and use a thumbpick. That thumbpick makes the bass strings thrum like anything.

I got the idea when I saw Martin Wyndham Read (sp) in concert.
Recently I went to hear a singer-songwriter, and he used so many alternate tunings that 50% of the time was spent tuning. Fortunately we could banter as he tuned. but still...

One item we discussed was our hatred of squirrels. We decided they should be canned and advertised as "Raised on home-grown tomatoes."