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Niklas Widen


From:
Uppsala, Sweden
Post Posted 6 Nov 2017 2:25 am     Reply with quote

Hi,

I wonder how many of you have tried using an A9th tuning (based on E9th but a fifth down) as an alternative to C6th? I have experimented with it and really like it. Here is a short clip of me practicing playing some swing on that tuning to a backing track with the changes to All of me.

https://youtu.be/8cL4SkDbex4

/Nicke
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John Swain


From:
Newberry,SC
Post Posted 6 Nov 2017 6:05 am     Reply with quote

Very nice lines ala Parker! Can you show us the Copedent?
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Bas Kapitein


From:
Holland
Post Posted 6 Nov 2017 12:59 pm     Reply with quote

Great demo, I like it when someone tries a different angle. keep us informed
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Travis Toy


From:
Nashville, TN, USA
Post Posted 6 Nov 2017 9:59 pm     Reply with quote

Hey Niklas. Very nice playing. I have experimented with several similar options on the back neck. I have just ordered a new MSA Legend that will have a B9th tuning on the back neck. B9 sort of flips the pedal up and pedal down positions around in a fun way. Ex: Instead of playing Ab on the 11th fret in the A+B position, it is at the 4th fret, where it would normally be the open position.

I had an octave down E9th at one point. It was fairly unusable below the 5th fret. Sounded like a pedal steel bass. Haha.

Enjoyed your playing. Keep it up!

-t
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Niklas Widen


From:
Uppsala, Sweden
Post Posted 11 Nov 2017 5:01 am     Reply with quote

Thanks guys.

Travis, I like the idea of a B9th tuning and actually tried that along with G9th but settled on A9th for tone/balance on my guitar. I love C6th but have always liked the concept of having the lower tuned neck on a D10 being kind of a continuation of the front neck range-wise and not a separate tuning. Sort of like the two manuals of an organ.

Looking forward to hearing your MSA when it arrives.

/Nicke
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Kenneth Kotsay


From:
Davie/Ft Lauderdale, Florida
Post Posted 17 Nov 2017 10:45 am     Reply with quote

Buddy Emmons Jr............A9th sounds great, how about more of your talent.

I have a buddy of mine who plays Gypsy Jazz, he's from Switzerland, plays steel also.
Ken
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