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    ”Push Comes To Shove” from the ‘Fair Warning’ album (one of the Roth era songs that was tuned well above standard pitch):

    1st string: E +43.7 cents
    2nd string: B +43.9 cents
    3rd string: G +45.6 cents
    4th string: D +46.0 cents
    5th string: A +46.0 cents
    6th string: E +43.7 cents

    I used the HDCD remaster of ‘Fair Warning’ for reference and I used my 1989 Fender Eric Clapton Stratocaster to find the tuning.

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    Here is the tuning I have found for ”Good Enough” from the ‘5150’ album.

    This one essentially has the first 5 strings (strings 1-5) tuned close to standard pitch...but of course, the 6th string is tuned down to A.

    The tuning on the 6th string is a bit subjective and open to interpretation depending on what gauge of string that you use. As most of us know, Eddie used an A bass string of some unknown gauge to perform this song live on the “1984” Kramer. I’m not sure if he used this setup for the ‘5150’ record or for the original recording on the soundtrack from Them Wild Life’ but my guess is that he at least used a thicker string whenever he recorded or played this song.

    I used a standard .009 gauged set of strings with a .42 on the 6th string. The only way I could get the flappy 6th string in tune with the rest of the guitar and “caged” with the Peterson StroboPlus HD with that very low A note was to tune it MINUS .50 cents from true A. This exact pitch might be (well it WILL be) different depending on if you use a thicker string.

    VHLinks user “marcin” and others have suggested a .52 gauged bass string...this might require filing the slots in the bridge and maybe in the Floyd nut and widening the tuning post to accommodate the thicker string. But using a thicker string will feel and sound better and you may not have to compensate for the “floppiness” of the .42 string by tuning so far below the standard pitch of the low A note here.

    1st string: E -2.3 cents
    2nd string: B -2.1 cents
    3rd string: G -0.4 cents
    4th string: D 0.0(no change from standard equal temperament)
    5th string: A 0.0(no change from standard equal temperament)
    6th string: A -50.0 cents

    I used the HDCD recording of ‘5150’ and the ‘Dawn of 5150’ bootleg as a reference. I used my Musikraft 5150 replica guitar to find the tuning.

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    Interesting... because he was going so low to the 55 Hz A1 bass note he couldn't do his standard down tuning tonality trick... he was already so low with his 6th string and he couldn't push it anymore

 

 

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