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#1
Hey i searched for this same thread by using the searchbar , i didn't find it (surprisingly )

I was playing guitar earlier (my big steel stringed acoustic) and i noticed that the high e had gone quite out of tune, i was about to tune it up but then i kept playing and thought to myself 'i kinda like this sound'. I don't like it for everything but i've noticed sometimes when my guitars are out of tune especially on an acoustic i find it sounds more raw with more character or something

So how about you guys? Ever enjoy it when your guitars abit out
#2
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#4
I sometimes tune my 6 string a bit below the "perfect" pitch of whatever tuning I use... not that much, but enough for a subtle difference
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#5
No - I suppose you could get away with it if it's out by a whole semitone/tone and you're just noodling, but otherwise just no..
#6
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I sometimes tune my 6 string a bit below the "perfect" pitch of whatever tuning I use... not that much, but enough for a subtle difference


similar to a chorus effect or just abit lower? Sounds good actually, i might do it
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But they're horrible in such a good way It sounds like the guitar has been through a lot.


Uhhhhhhhhh...no.
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#11
Ugh, you are just like one of my friends who gave me a free bass. He almost NEVER played in tune, firmly believing that when he would improvise, it would sound "dark and mysterious"... Bull ****, it sounded like he didn't know what he was doing. And if he did find something that soudned good, he could never play it again. But, if he was in tune, the notes are still there, he would just have to find them.
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#12
when i restring i play with the notes as they are before tuning it up and got some pretty nifty sounds, hell if anything it killed 30min of the day keeping me amused
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#13
No. Just no. It MIGHT sound slightly cool if you play around with a slide, but that's it. Chords, scales and any theory is out of the window.
#14
you fail.


my low E is the first thing that goes out of tune, it makes me want to kill babies when its out of tune on its own and i try to play chords.
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#15
You can be slightly out of tune, if all six of your strings are out of tune together. If you have one string to tuned perfectly and another a quarter step flat and then another a half step sharp you're going to sound like ass.

And no it doesn't sound good.
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you fail.


my low E is the first thing that goes out of tune, it makes me want to kill babies when its out of tune on its own and i try to play chords.


what kind of bridge is your guitar using?
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#17
that sounds like something someone who has never studied ear training would say.
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All the strings on my Fender detune at the same rate, so that when I pick it up it's usually about an eight of a step flat but still tuned to itself. It comes off sounding like E standard but bassier, I think it sounds pretty hot. But all the strings have to be their normal intervals apart or it'll just be gross.
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#21
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similar to a chorus effect or just abit lower? Sounds good actually, i might do it



not really sure since I don't use chorus... just whatever sounds good

I do it mostly when I'm a half step down though
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#22
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what kind of bridge is your guitar using?


one is a TOM, the other is my floyd that i usually keep in dive only mode (tremol-no)

both do the same thing.
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#24
If you're talking something like EADGBEb then that's cool to fool with, or whatever (just play in an open tuning ), but something like EADGBEb1/2 is just...

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#26
as long as it's tuned to its self, i think it should ok.
correct me if I'm wrong
#27
Robert Smith from the Cure often kept his 12-string out-of-tune...

Just throwing that out there.

I'm not sure why.

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Jack White is one of my favourite guitarists


Me too, I didn't mean that as an insult.
#29
For me, an out of tune guitar drives me nuts. Especially the acoustics.

Alternate tunings.....now that's a different story (Foo Fighters "Name" comes to mind)

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#30
How do you harmonize on the high e string if it's out of tune less than half a semi tone or in between semi tones? I'm a bit skeptical but my Schecter isn't perfectly in tune and it sounds okay. But to my ears it does sound a lot better when it is.
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#31
Once in a while I tune my G string on my LP just a little sharp and it sounds better, but usually I just tune it up as usual and go about my business...
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#32
The only time I've ever heard a guitar sound good out of tune would have to be watching a vid on youtube of Hendrix playing "Wild Thing" (the one where he sacrifices his guitar at the end), or generally any Hendrix song where his strat would go out, which is like all of them lol.

Or when Matt Belamy (Bellamy?) smashes an explorer style Ibanez at the end of a song on the Hullabaloo DVD.

Saying this, the only time a guitar sounds good out of tune in my opinion is when the stage antics performed by the guitarist playing it balance out the fact it's out of tune.
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#33
I don't know how that could be true, and for the guy who said the low E goes out quicker then all the rest i agree, probably because i play in a cold basement and it's subject to a fair amount of temperature change, either way the moment i hit a chord when it's out of tune i start twitching. Idk how you can stand it.
#34
I think that anyone that has just said "No." or something similar is retarded. Eddie Van Halen and other hard rock outfits around that time often tuned their guitars to a Beatless third as opposed to a major third because he thought it took that overly happy feel out of major chords. Have fun experimenting man, I hope you come up with something cool.
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#35
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I think that anyone that has just said "No." or something similar is retarded. Eddie Van Halen and other hard rock outfits around that time often tuned their guitars to a Beatless third as opposed to a major third because he thought it took that overly happy feel out of major chords. Have fun experimenting man, I hope you come up with something cool.


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#37
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Hey i searched for this same thread by using the searchbar , i didn't find it (surprisingly )

I was playing guitar earlier (my big steel stringed acoustic) and i noticed that the high e had gone quite out of tune, i was about to tune it up but then i kept playing and thought to myself 'i kinda like this sound'. I don't like it for everything but i've noticed sometimes when my guitars are out of tune especially on an acoustic i find it sounds more raw with more character or something

So how about you guys? Ever enjoy it when your guitars abit out


hahahaha

No.
#39
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But they're horrible in such a good way It sounds like the guitar has been through a lot.

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#40
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I think that anyone that has just said "No." or something similar is retarded. Eddie Van Halen and other hard rock outfits around that time often tuned their guitars to a Beatless third as opposed to a major third because he thought it took that overly happy feel out of major chords. Have fun experimenting man, I hope you come up with something cool.



no.


what you are talking about is an alternate tuning.


what the ts is doing, is playing out of tune.
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