The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #32091   Message #420399
Posted By: Willie-O
18-Mar-01 - 10:51 AM
Thread Name: Nurd Talk: Tricks in Open Tunings
Subject: RE: Nurd Talk: Tricks in Open Tunings
Awhile ago someone (Shambles I think) was saying how he preferred playing 8-string instruments due to the richness of the octave-tuned (and double unison) strings.

You can, of course, get this effect without much technical finesse using DADGAD or I suppose other open D. Since there's three D's and two A's, all spaced a convenient octave apart and fretted on the same , it's easy to play those octaves as a fill for that 12-=string/zook effect.

Just to show that rather than being "lame" as certain unreasonably prejudiced persons have referred to 6-strings, a 6-string is the most versatile thing going for imitating other instruments.