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Re: Anyone here tuning guitars in fifths?

Cool guys, thanks for spilling the knowledge! I'm mostly interested in
how players experience the guitar under this fifths tuning. Like...
how does it affect the instrument's resonance? Sympathetic vibrations
when letting a chord ring? etc, etc.  But if there is a name for it,
"New Standard" as Tony says, then fifths on a regular guitar must have
been tested out by quite a few and found to work ok.

Ah, thank you Michael for chiming in on the New Tuning Mystery. Now I
understand. LOL. I think I'll try that but with the one-octave-lowered
B on top instead of the G. This would make fingering cello equivalent
and also add an exciting dimension of burdun and closed voicing (which
is what you lose when going from fourths to fifths). So a handy
compromise that might even not be a compromise at all but a "New
Thing". Yes, "New Thing Tuning"... that's the future :-)

Greetings from Sweden

Per Boysen

On Mon, Apr 8, 2013 at 4:18 PM, Tony K <bigtonyk@gmail.com> wrote:
> That's nearly the New Standard Tuning except you tune the high string to 
> G
> instead of B.
> On Mon, Apr 8, 2013 at 10:14 AM, Simeon Harris
> <simeonharris40@googlemail.com> wrote:
>> i did do it once on my VG88, as you can have any tuning you like. i 
>> think
>> i started with B or C on the bottom. it was pretty freaky! i have 
>> noticed a
>> few players tuning in fourths all the way across with C and F on the 
>> top two
>> strings. the range is just so big with fifths and you're limited by 
>> what you
>> can do with the top string. A4 is common on 8 string instruments with 
>> scale
>> lengths from 24-25.5in, so if you work down from there, you get Bb, F, 
>> C, G,
>> D, A, which is doable if you move some strings around, with what you 
>> would
>> normally use for a B string on the 7 string on the bottom (down a semi),
>> then an E string (up a semi), then a D string (down a tone), then a G 
>> string
>> (no change!), an E string (down a tone) and the 008in A string on top
>> On 8 Apr 2013, at 14:51, Per Boysen wrote:
>> > The more I play fifths tuned string instruments (like the Cello and
>> > the Stick) the more I like it and I'm curious about if it would even
>> > be possible to tune a six stringed guitar in fifths?
> --
> -==-=-=-
> Tony