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j.hall

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Re: I.M.P 4 discusion.
« Reply #15 on: February 14, 2006, 03:10:29 pm »

that's why they put screws on the pick ups.....you can actually raise and lower your pick up.........................................
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Re: I.M.P 4 discusion.
« Reply #16 on: February 14, 2006, 04:39:35 pm »

unless youve got an old danelctro baritone.

garret

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Re: I.M.P 4 discusion.
« Reply #17 on: February 16, 2006, 10:11:07 am »

ivan40 wrote on Tue, 14 February 2006 13:43


It makes no difference to me what the tuning is as long as It wont break my Git er""



If it's too nutty, I'm just gonna use my two-year-old's toy guitar.  The $20 nylon string one that looks like it was put together by summer camp kids.  The one with the lifted bridge, and scratches from being dragged around the house...   it has the worst intonation I've ever heard, but if you're careful, you can get a cool ukelele sound out of it. Heh.  Oxymoron, I know.  

It's funny to me that no one has questioned what an alternate tuning means if you don't use any guitars....  indie rock w/o guitars?!  heresy.

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Re: I.M.P 4 discusion.
« Reply #18 on: February 16, 2006, 04:36:00 pm »

I asked about piano =)

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Re: I.M.P 4 discusion.
« Reply #19 on: February 16, 2006, 04:48:54 pm »

ivan40 wrote on Tue, 14 February 2006 12:33

scottoliphant wrote on Mon, 13 February 2006 18:40

cowbell? if i tune it to G# D# A# D# G C ?



Well, that's CRAZY~!! It would interesting though. It's an E flat Major with an A flat on the Bass. It's almost the biggest voicing you can play on a guitar as far as spreading the tones out.

Cool


Yeah, it's pretty wicked. One of my current favs.

It does require some hefty strings, but I usually have 12s on there anyway, so it doesn't really mess with my instrument.

Ahhh, 12s. Is there anything they can't do?

Wait, don't answer that.


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Re: I.M.P 4 discusion.
« Reply #20 on: February 16, 2006, 04:51:13 pm »

scottoliphant wrote on Thu, 16 February 2006 15:36

I asked about piano =)


It'll take a little longer to tune that than a guitar, but I'll be it'd be cool. heh...

Hey, is prepared piano "indie rock"? Hmmm...
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Re: I.M.P 4 discusion.
« Reply #21 on: February 16, 2006, 04:56:53 pm »

i tried for about half an hour to tune my piano once, then gave up and hired it out... luckily because all the notes are there, instead of tuning it, i just have to learn how to play some weird chords

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Re: I.M.P 4 discusion.
« Reply #22 on: February 16, 2006, 04:59:41 pm »

We have a Metal band in this week that tunes to drop C. Whenever I pick up one of their guitars it just feels wrong to me.

Sounds pretty heavy though.
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Re: I.M.P 4 discusion.
« Reply #23 on: February 16, 2006, 05:13:18 pm »

we play with a guy from a heaver band somtimes. some times he will tart to do some funky things and i sit there and watch to find out how he does that cord with one finger, then i remember that he uses some odd tuning.

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Re: I.M.P 4 discusion.
« Reply #24 on: February 16, 2006, 05:26:22 pm »

rattleyour wrote on Thu, 16 February 2006 15:59

We have a Metal band in this week that tunes to drop C. Whenever I pick up one of their guitars it just feels wrong to me.

Sounds pretty heavy though.




We tried tuning in drop C, but could never get comfortable with it, you almost have to use mix-matched strings and even then the intonation is all screwy, so now we play in drop C#
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Re: I.M.P 4 discusion.
« Reply #25 on: February 16, 2006, 05:44:18 pm »

how about we all tune UP! to G! maybe it'll convince me to build out the "treble car" I've always wanted to combat all the bass cars running around my neighborhood (which are awesome when you are in a session by the way). just horrible earsplitting hi end, nothing below 5 k. umm i'm off topic.



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Re: I.M.P 4 discusion.
« Reply #26 on: February 21, 2006, 01:19:01 pm »

I tune drop C too.

As for the tuning of IMP, I don't care.

I just want to get started.
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Re: I.M.P 4 discussion.
« Reply #27 on: February 21, 2006, 01:53:19 pm »

scott volthause wrote on Tue, 21 February 2006 13:19


I just want to get started.



What he said!!!




To offer a suggestion to get this thing moving.......

J, would you pick a tuning please?  

I prefer a minor or minor 7 but I don't really care.  An executive decision is needed.  
(You don't really expect the mob to come to consensus do you?!)

Once you set the tuning, I suggest the following to remove excuses for people who string their guitars looser than a drunken whore at Mardi Gras, or tighter than my first girlfriend.

Why don't we:

Use whatever tuning J says to use, BUT, if the suggested tuning is too loose or tight for your truss rod/attitude/happiness in general, then allow the players to tighten up (or loosen) ALL the strings a 1/2 step or whatever is necessary for the guitar to stay happy and still keep the relationships between strings the same.

This will keep the common ground of a set tuning and fingering patterns, and, placate those who have their axes set up in drop D, C, Bb, tenor, banjo, etc, as well..  

The open chord may be a 1/2 step or two up or down, but I may capo whatever we use to fit a vocal key anyway so who gives a flying ***k!

Let get this puppy barkin!
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Re: I.M.P 4 discussion.
« Reply #28 on: February 21, 2006, 03:24:03 pm »

floodstage wrote on Tue, 21 February 2006 11:53



J, would you pick a tuning please?  




Agreed w/everything floodstage said...

...Can't wait--let's have some drums!
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Re: I.M.P 4 discussion.
« Reply #29 on: February 21, 2006, 03:35:32 pm »

"We must tune to the ancient chord of indecision. Unfortunately, the intervals were never recorded in the written record due to ambiguity."

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