| Visit Our Catalog at SteelGuitarShopper.com |

Post new topic D13-Tuning on 8-String Weissenborn
Reply to topic
Author Topic:  D13-Tuning on 8-String Weissenborn
Peter Funk


From:
Germany
Post  Posted 22 Feb 2021 5:57 am    
Reply with quote

A friend of mine asked me about a D13-tuning for his 8-string Weissenborn. I have no idea ...
Any suggestions? Thanks in advance!
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website

Fred


From:
Amesbury, MA
Post  Posted 22 Feb 2021 6:09 am    
Reply with quote

I like Leon McAuliffe’s E13. Tuned down to D it would be this with a couple of variations thrown in

D
B
A
F#
E or D
C
F# or A
D
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail

Andrew Frost


From:
Toronto, Ontario
Post  Posted 22 Feb 2021 6:37 pm    
Reply with quote

D13 is a cool tuning.
It morphs out of Open G very easily.

The 6 string version I use is:

D
B
F#
D
C
A


On an 8 string I'd put an A note above the F# and probably a low root on the bottom much like the LM tuning mentioned.

D
B
A
F#
D
C
A
D

A high F# would be cool too, instead of the low root;

F#
D
B
A
F#
D
C
A
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail

Travis Brown


From:
Florida, USA
Post  Posted 22 Feb 2021 7:49 pm    
Reply with quote

Jules Ah See used C13, so cranked up to D13 (high on top)

F# (high)
D
B
A
F#
D
C
D (low)

The advantage here might be if your pal is familiar with C6, this is C6 with a couple of extra notes on the bottom.

Personally, I'm lately messing around with the Alkire and Leavitt tunings. With 8 strings, I'd probly try a variant of Leavitt. Not really a D13, but incredibly flexible tuning that I'm just starting to monkey with.

Maybe:

E (high)
D
C
Bb
G
E
C#
A (low)

or

F (high)
E
D
C
Bb
G
E
C# (low)
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail

Peter Funk


From:
Germany
Post  Posted 23 Feb 2021 2:33 am    
Reply with quote

Thank you for your suggestions! As my friend wants to use it on an acoustic guitar, I think he will try one of the tunings with the root at the bottom ...
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website


All times are GMT - 8 Hours
Jump to:  
Please review our Forum Rules and Policies
Our Online Catalog
Strings, CDs, instruction, and steel guitar accessories
www.SteelGuitarShopper.com

The Steel Guitar Forum
148 S. Cloverdale Blvd.
Cloverdale, CA 95425 USA

Click Here to Send a Donation

Email SteelGuitarForum@gmail.com for technical support.


BIAB Styles
Ray Price Shuffles for Band-in-a-Box
by Jim Baron