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Dave Van Allen


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Post  Posted 19 Feb 2000 11:38 am    
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Here's a question I shouold probably know the answer to after playing as long as I have, but I don't. so:

what tuning(s) and on how many strings was Don Helms playing circa Drifting Cowboys period?

TIA

dva
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Howard Parker


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Clarksburg,MD USA
Post  Posted 19 Feb 2000 11:47 am    
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1. G#
2. E
3. C#
4. B
5. G#
6. E
7. C# D
8. A B

This according to the "Steel Guitar Songbook" by DeWitt Scott. The book itself is tabbed for a slightly different E13 tuning as noted in the right hand column.

Cheers,

Howard



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Howard Parker


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Clarksburg,MD USA
Post  Posted 19 Feb 2000 11:53 am    
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Ok, I should know better. The complete title:

"Your Cheatin' Heart"
Steel Guitar Song Book
Compiled and Edited by DeWitt Scott

It's a great E13 primer. Get the tape and get to copy Don hisself!!

h

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Dave Van Allen


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Doylestown, PA , US , Earth
Post  Posted 19 Feb 2000 1:18 pm    
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Thanks HP!

I'm gonna slap that'n on my Stringmaster 3x8 middle neck- got A6 on the outer;
any suggestions for the inside neck would be appreciated

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mikey


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New Jersey
Post  Posted 19 Feb 2000 3:24 pm    
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either C6 or C13 inside,
Aloha,
Mike
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Howard Parker


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Clarksburg,MD USA
Post  Posted 19 Feb 2000 5:19 pm    
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Ditto Mikey

E13/C6/A6 is what I'm flogging myself with
:-)

h

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Mark van Allen


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Watkinsville, Ga. USA
Post  Posted 20 Feb 2000 12:30 am    
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Hi Dave, How are ya? I'm using a C variant of that Don Helms tuning- ECAGECAF high to low, of course it's the C6 with Amin7 from the A, and a nice juciy 4maj9 from the low F. same as the Helms tuning, but there's something about that C tonality, sounds nice and fat especially in keys of F, G and A. I just got one of those new Sierra laps and put this on there, heaven.

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Bill Leff


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Santa Cruz, CA, USA
Post  Posted 21 Feb 2000 11:40 am    
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I really like this tuning (the "Junior
Brown" C13):

1. G
2. E
3. C
4. A
5. G
6. E
7. C
8. Bb

-Bill
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