Do You Think Mick Ralphs Used To,,,,,,

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  1. oldmanrockin

    oldmanrockin Member

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    Smoke a joint and think what kind of weird frickin tuning can i use to screw up those kids tryin to play my stuff? He uses standard, drop D, G, C, who knows what else. I never knew all these years Bad Co the song was played in Eb. I always played it in E. I'm thinking he was tuned down a 1/2 step but still. Bet he's still laughin over this crap. His tuning on Can't get enough was either G or C, not sure which, and Paul had to play the main solo live. Roll another one.
     
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    When I was in high school, we played "Feel Like Makin' Love" in standard tuning. We were high school kids, and didn't know any better. Then, I ignored that song for several decades.

    Just recently, I did a half-hour set with the old band at our 40th reunion. In preparation, I relearned FLML. On the second or third listening, I realized, "Holy Shit. That's in dropped D." You can hear the low D plain as day on the final ".... yooooooou" of each chorus. Back in the '70s, we didn't know that your could tune a guitar differently, or how to recognize dropped D.

    Then at the reunion, I played it in standard. I wasn't going to mess up the flow of the set by swapping guitars or retuning for one stupid song. Sorry, Mick.
     
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    Bad Co. was discovered & produced by Jimmy Page, who was always using different tunings...
     
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    Paul Rogers also made him tune to keys that he felt more comfortable singing in.

    I play alot of their songs in open G

    Because they sound like he wrote them in that key , then changed them at Rogers request . I think they sound better .
     
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    totally cool musician
     
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    keith Richards is another one who uses weird tunings
     

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