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Anthony Lis

 

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Post  Posted 10 Mar 2022 12:24 pm    
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Does anyone happen to know the official title of the list of steel guitar tunings that Paul Bigsby assembled in the late 1940s/early 1950s? If someone holds a copy, the publisher and exact year of publication would be good to have, also.

I have looked at Bigby's list at some library over the years, but cannot recall which one right now; if I knew the title, publisher, and year, I might be able to borrow a copy on interlibrary loan. Thanks.
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Brad Bechtel


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Post  Posted 10 Mar 2022 12:49 pm    
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According to this post, it was called "60 Modern Tunings For 8 String Steel Guitar". I wish you good luck in your search!
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Mark Perrodin

 

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Post  Posted 10 Mar 2022 8:21 pm     tunings
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here you are.







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Allan Revich


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Post  Posted 11 Mar 2022 10:03 am    
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This is great! Thanks for sharing.

I've used this to update my "archive" of re-entrant tunings here on SGF https://bb.steelguitarforum.com/viewtopic.php?p=3072883
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Greg Forsyth

 

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Post  Posted 12 Mar 2022 8:28 pm    
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Intriguing! Thanks to Mark for posting Mr. Bigsby's book and to Anthony for requesting the info about it.
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David Matzenik


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Post  Posted 14 Mar 2022 9:45 pm    
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I'd like to add my thanks to Mark Perrodin. I never believed I would see this little gem. Very Happy
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Anthony Lis

 

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Post  Posted 15 Mar 2022 8:19 am    
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Brad,

Thank you very much for providing the title of Bigsby's tuning-list.
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Anthony Lis

 

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Post  Posted 15 Mar 2022 8:29 am     Re: tunings
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Mark,

Thank you for posting the Bigsby pamphlet in its entirety—very helpful. Interesting that Bigsby—in 1953—starts right out with SEVEN-string tunings. Greg, I'm glad Mark's posting was informative for you (and several of the other folks here). Allan, please keep going with your archive of tunings.
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