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Tune a 6 string to sound like a 12

GUEST,Lloyd 70 23 Jun 08 - 05:51 AM
GUEST,Frug 23 Jun 08 - 05:54 AM
The Fooles Troupe 23 Jun 08 - 05:55 AM
GUEST,lloyd 70 23 Jun 08 - 06:09 AM
Melissa 23 Jun 08 - 06:59 AM
Richard Bridge 23 Jun 08 - 08:06 AM
Leadfingers 23 Jun 08 - 08:43 AM
Mooh 23 Jun 08 - 09:00 AM
Mooh 23 Jun 08 - 09:02 AM
Grab 23 Jun 08 - 11:38 AM
skarpi 23 Jun 08 - 01:41 PM
GUEST,roj 23 Jun 08 - 02:20 PM
Escapee 23 Jun 08 - 10:15 PM
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Subject: Tune a 6 string to sound like a 12
From: GUEST,Lloyd 70
Date: 23 Jun 08 - 05:51 AM

Many years ago I tuned my 6 string to sound like a 12 string, but now I cannot remember how. Any suggestions.

Lloyd 70


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Subject: RE: Tune a 6 string to sound like a 12
From: GUEST,Frug
Date: 23 Jun 08 - 05:54 AM

This might be the one

http://www.guitartips.addr.com/tip164.html


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Subject: RE: Tune a 6 string to sound like a 12
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 23 Jun 08 - 05:55 AM

I've heard it's called 'Nashville Tuning' - in which the tuning is the sanme as the top octave top six strings...

But then I play the Piano Acordion, not the guitar... :-)


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Subject: RE: Tune a 6 string to sound like a 12
From: GUEST,lloyd 70
Date: 23 Jun 08 - 06:09 AM

The Nashville tuning may work but that was not it. I'm not sure I like the idea of tuning a octave up, it may be hard on the neck.

Thanks for the info.


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Subject: RE: Tune a 6 string to sound like a 12
From: Melissa
Date: 23 Jun 08 - 06:59 AM

When I did it, I bought a set of 12 and put the alternate strings on my guitar--figured if I didn't like it, I'd have a replacement set of normals that way.


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Subject: RE: Tune a 6 string to sound like a 12
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 23 Jun 08 - 08:06 AM

I reckon you'd get as close as possible by using an octave bottom E (ie the thin string from the E course of a 12 string, maybe about a 27 thou), a standard A, and an octave G (probably a 7 or 8 thou)


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Subject: RE: Tune a 6 string to sound like a 12
From: Leadfingers
Date: 23 Jun 08 - 08:43 AM

Why Bother ??


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Subject: RE: Tune a 6 string to sound like a 12
From: Mooh
Date: 23 Jun 08 - 09:00 AM

There's another detailed thread about this somewhere here...Mooh.


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Subject: RE: Tune a 6 string to sound like a 12
From: Mooh
Date: 23 Jun 08 - 09:02 AM

Refreshed the Nashville tuning thread, fyi...Mooh.


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Subject: RE: Tune a 6 string to sound like a 12
From: Grab
Date: 23 Jun 08 - 11:38 AM

If you're playing plugged-in, these days you can go out and buy a Variax. Sounds pretty convincing, at least when strumming.

Graham.


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Subject: RE: Tune a 6 string to sound like a 12
From: skarpi
Date: 23 Jun 08 - 01:41 PM

who play with nashville tuning ? cd´s any artist ??


ATB skarpi


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Subject: RE: Tune a 6 string to sound like a 12
From: GUEST,roj
Date: 23 Jun 08 - 02:20 PM

D'Addario do a Nashville set


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Subject: RE: Tune a 6 string to sound like a 12
From: Escapee
Date: 23 Jun 08 - 10:15 PM

Plug it in and turn up "Chorus".


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Subject: RE: Tune a 6 string to sound like a 12
From: van lingle
Date: 23 Jun 08 - 10:54 PM

The Stones did. You can hear a good example at the beginning of Wild Horses.


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Subject: RE: Tune a 6 string to sound like a 12
From: PHJim
Date: 27 Mar 13 - 12:23 AM

Ian Tamblyn plays solo Nashville tuned guitar in nearly every show.
Paul Simon often plays a black Yamaha set up as a Nashville tuned guitar.
If you read the liner notes carefully, you'll see that it's used a lot on roots type albums.
I like it best in conjunction with a regularly tuned guitar, but I have used it to back up the fiddle playing jigs.


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Subject: RE: Tune a 6 string to sound like a 12
From: GUEST
Date: 27 Mar 13 - 12:57 AM

http://www.wikihow.com/Tune-Your-Guitar-to-Nashville-Tuning


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Subject: RE: Tune a 6 string to sound like a 12
From: kendall
Date: 27 Mar 13 - 03:32 PM

Buy an Apollo 12. There is no substitute.


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