Hendrix tuning

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  1. tone seaker

    tone seaker Well-Known Member

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    Hendrix tuned down to Eb 67-68 some where latter 69ish he tuned back up to regular tunning except for Band of Gypsys. Any ideas as to when or why he went to normal tunning from Eb? It could have been when he went to the maple neck strats. But why and when? thks :)
     
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    Oh I didn't know he went back to standard tuning. Looking forward to the answers.
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    His voice might have changed or he might have been playing in keys that it fit better. I know for some songs flat is easier for me to sing and some standard is but I usually go flat most of the time just to simplify things. I keep a couple tuned standard for when Im jamming along to albums but most band time is half down.
     
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    Why Do Strats Sound Better Tuned To Eb?


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    Wildeman Well-Known Member

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    Most guitars are just better tuned down a bit, my 12 string acoustics hover around C.
     
  6. copilot

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    Why do you think he went back to normal tuning? He was almost always at E-flat. Woodstock and Berkekey are the only live exceptions I can think of. BOG was just about D as well as Atlanta Pop.
     
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    Yeah, I'm not picking up what your putting down. Jimi was nearly always Eb beside a few occasions.

    Do you have an example to share?
     
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