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Epic. Ive been playing with alot of funky fourth/fifth tunings on the fretless and this is great :yesway:

[edit] major sixths? shiiiiiiit :lol:
 

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Symmetrical tunings ftw.

I've been using all 4ths for years - makes it a breeze to switch between guitars with any number of strings.

I've long wondered about the tritone tuning - only 2 strings to learn.
 

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Symmetrical tunings ftw.

I've been using all 4ths for years - makes it a breeze to switch between guitars with any number of strings.

I've long wondered about the tritone tuning - only 2 strings to learn.
Y'know sometimes I think if I were to relearn the guitar from scratch, I would have started with 4ths from day one, but the thing is, I'm so used to standard tuning there wouldn't really be any advantage at this point. I remember a Holdsworth interview where he said the same thing...

Fifths on the other hand...:wub:

Done it on bass, acoustic and mandolin, and it really appeals to me. I still dream of having the disposable income for a custom-made five-string tuned CGDAE with a pair of X2Ns and a hard-tail bridge...

Ah well...a boy can dream!
 

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Garry Goodman strings will get you a high B for a 6-string fifths tuning - CGDAEB

Far cheaper than a custom guitar :)
 

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Yeah, I know...it's just for some reason the symmetry of the five-string idea really appeals to me.
 

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Fair enough, and I agree with you on the appeal of a 5-string in 5ths.

But I also like that there's a really nice pattern when you play 4-note-per-string scale fingerings involving 3 pairs of strings which works beautifully on a 6 string:

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|7|1| |2| |3|
|3|4| |5| |6|
|6| |7|1| |2|
|2| |3|4| |5|
|5| |6| |7|1|
|1| |2| |3|4|
 

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Oh, I'm totally with you on the symmetry of scales in 5ths!:) That's one of the main things I like about it!

On top of that, I really like how even simple chords sound so much more strident and powerful in that tuning, especially on acoustic instruments.

Do you remember that guy who played a Stick-bass in BbFCGDACD tuning?
 
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