#1
Is the guitar detuned for this song, or did Kurt play it in standard EADGBe?

And if it is detuned, by how much?

Late Edit:

I'm using the Nevermind recording as that's the album I have.
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Is the guitar detuned for this song, or did Kurt play it in standard EADGBe?

And if it is detuned, by how much?


Tabs and playing along with it indicate it should be standard (I think, I don't care much for Nirvana).
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#5
It was standard, i play it in Eb and it sounds wrong, actually a lot of their songs were in standard but they mightve put it in Eb for Unplugged because it was easier than retuning their guitars every song.
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#6
I play it in standard, it sounds fine that way. I'm not sure how Kurt played it on Nevermind but you could probably google it and find out.
#7
yeah when i play it live i play in Eb,just like kurt did, sounds excellent
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#8
Well, I'm talking Nevermind's version here. So it sounds like everyone is saying mostly that it's in standard on the Nevermind version? As that's the version I have to listen to. And I myself can't make out which one is right, cause both tunings sound too similar to me to tell the difference atm. Add into this that the timber of the guitar that was used on nevermind's recording is quite dark and warm to begin with, so that doesn't help when trying to compare it to one played on a mid-range priced electric guitar with stock humbuckers on a V-ampire amp model... Or even when just comparing the Nevermind recording to Guitar Pro 5's RSE version....
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#9
Its in standard.
You couldnt tell by the way it sounds?

For the future, Play along with the song in Standard then Eb.
You'll figure out your answer that way.
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#10
I did play both tunings via guitar pro against playing the track off of the cd at the same time

they both fit to my ears, due to the whole "dark sounding" guitar thing, but I still need to train em on that sorta thing.

But thanks.
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I did play both tunings via guitar pro against playing the track off of the cd at the same time

they both fit to my ears, due to the whole "dark sounding" guitar thing, but I still need to train em on that sorta thing.

But thanks.


Sounds to me like your ears need a LOT of work; playing something against a track half a step out should have sounded like ass and then some...
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