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Robert Allen


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Tennessee, USA
Post Posted 7 Dec 2017 6:16 pm     Reply with quote

What tuning did Buddy Merrill use on each neck in this song?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xcipRLzk4zM


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Jerry Overstreet


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Louisville Ky
Post Posted 7 Dec 2017 6:54 pm     Reply with quote

All of them Question Laughing Sorry, couldn't resist. I don't know but I'm sure someone here does. Sounds like a baritone tuning of some kind on the outside neck.

Notice how LW told him to smile. What a player. Always loved his playing. Great song too....South.
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Clyde Mattocks


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Kinston, North Carolina, USA
Post Posted 7 Dec 2017 7:16 pm     Reply with quote

A tour de force of technique.
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Andy DePaule


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Saigon, Viet Nam & Eugene, Oregon
Post Posted 8 Dec 2017 5:30 am     Bass Tuning? Reply with quote

I've been trying to guess what that bass tuning is on his front neck on some of the older tunes?
Anybody think they know I'd love to hear. Very Happy
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Andy DePaule


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Saigon, Viet Nam & Eugene, Oregon
Post Posted 11 Dec 2017 6:01 pm     Guess nobody knows Reply with quote

Guess nobody knows what the bass tuning is?
I've ordered a whole bunch of flat wound strings from juststrings.com from gauges 0.35 down to 0.80 and will try to figure something out.
I think it sounds cool as can be.

I'm thinking of this to start with, Kind of an A6th+7th;

If this don't work out well I'll just have to mess around with it. Whoa! Rolling Eyes Laughing
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Cartwright Thompson


Post Posted 12 Dec 2017 2:10 am     Reply with quote

It might be the one Leon McAuliffe used on the outside neck of his quad.
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