High strung tuning

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  1. Clashcityrocker

    Clashcityrocker RedPilled

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    Anybody do this with an extra acoustic? I'm thinking of trying this with my old se Angelus. It's called Nashville tuning too.
     
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    I have an old Ibanez acoustic that I keep strung up in Nashville tuning. I love it for recording. On the rare occasions that I go camping, I switch it back to regular strings for a campsite guitar.
     
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    Clashcityrocker RedPilled

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    So the top 2 strings are the same and the bottom 4 are up an octave? Skinnier strings of course.
     
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    Exactly. You can buy some sets ready to go at the usual online music retailer suspects. I also sometimes swap the low E for another high E gauge/tuning. This is the stringing/tuning Gilmour used to record "Hey You' and it makes playing that song an absolute piece of cake and it sounds perfect.
     
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    Just put high strung strings on my Angelus SE. My thought: It kind of makes your guitar sound like a harpsichord. There is hardly any bottom end so you could use a cheap acoustic with this tuning. I'm going to use this in recording with a standard string acoustic so it's going to give it a 12 string sound. I'm going to keep these strings on my Angelus because mostly I'm playing a Gibson j-35 now.
     
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    Tucson Thump Mint Heavy Relic

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    D'Addario makes a set of Nashville-guage acoustic strings. I use them on my Taylor GS Mini which works out well for layering but I'm looking to try them on a bigger acoustic.
     
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    You can try a bigger guitar but that Taylor mini may make a good high strung guitar. Someone used a Martin backpacker and it sounded good. D'Addario is what brand I used. Got them from Strings by mail.
     
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    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    It’s a little-known fact that Tom Petty didn’t play a 12 String on some of the famous early stuff. Just as you’re doing, they used a six string and a Nashville tuned 6 string playing the same part.

    You probably know this. In fact, you undoubtedly know this, which may be why you decided to try it. But I just learned this recently. ;)
     
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    I didn't know that. I just figured they had a 12 string Rickenbacker but probably everyone wouldn't have one back in those days. It's a cool tuning. It really cleanses your pallet when you play it.
     
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    That's like my 2012 SE Angelus. It's such a strong guitar I don't have to worry about it. Nice sound and easy to play. I still have the Nashville tuning on it. It sounds good with the high frequencies.
     
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