How Albert Collins tuned his guitar

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  1. tommytubetone

    tommytubetone Student Of The Blues

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    I was researching how and why Albert Collins used a capo etc. and found this video. Two of my favorite guitar players are featured here. It's a good video but very long. The tuning discussion is at about 4:37. :)
     
  2. tommytubetone

    tommytubetone Student Of The Blues

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    Upon further review, I don't see much upside to tuning like that, other than the notes sounding more piercing. If you were switching between lead and rhythm, things would be pretty confusing. I guess the fact that he didn't know how to play in standard tuning created his sound. Oh well, sorry for wasting your time. :whistle::rolleyes:
     
  3. PapaBear

    PapaBear Guit Fiddlier

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    Still an interesting video
     
  4. Mark from Murrieta

    Mark from Murrieta Blues Junior

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    Good sound and image example of his live playing.

     
  5. piebaldpython

    piebaldpython Blues Newbie

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    I disagree. Albert tuned to Fm, if I heard right. Derek Trucks plays slide and "regular" guitar out of Open E.
     
  6. ingog

    ingog Started in 2009

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    No apology necessary. Unique tuning makes for unique fingering which makes for unique sounds. The host said it is near impossible to make his sound with standard tuning, especially the double stops.
     
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