Last night i played this chord?
I like the sound and i wanna know what type of chord it is, the name and wich scales to use?

Thank you
C# Diminished triad

EDIT: provided that it's the E, A and D strings
it has a really good distortion and clean sound a little to much hum in the background but i guess thats why they call them humbuckers"

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a super power chord!

1st power chord:

2nd power chord:

just joking on the name, but you get the point
incubus did stuff like this in like their song the warmth
check it outtt
Taylor 314CE
Modulus G2T and G3CT
3 Warmoth Guitars
2 Fender MIA Strats--SRV & JM
Alvarez w/ Modulus Neck and EMG DG-20s
Marshall JCM 2000 DSL 50 w/ 1960a cab
Breedlove AC250/SM12
Gold Tone Weissenborn
Adrenalinn III & FCB1010
ALOT of pedals
As for the scale to use, whole half diminished works fine, so does the blues scale, and you can get some pretty hip sounds out of a bunch of different modes in the melodic minor. Diminished triads are really cool because the harmonic possibilities are near endless. Experiment with it.
The hip cat says; "Mhm, okay, I can groove wit' this"
Well, that could be several chords.


In order from left to right they are:
C# diminished
F# diminished
Last edited by FlyingBeerman at Nov 21, 2008,
Quote by professorlamp
it can be a C# , E , or G diminished triad

Sorry but this is wrong. Diminished triads are not symmetrical, although I think I know what you were going for, unfortunately his chord doesn't include Bb (the bb7) of C#. If it did, you would be correct in saying it could be either C#°7, E°7, G°7 or Bb°7.