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PostSubject: Jimi's guitar tuning   Sat 20 May - 20:33

Apologies if this is inappropriate to post, I'm new to the board. The Spyz are one of my all-time favorite bands. I just found out today they're back together.

Question for Jimi (or anybody else that can answer). I play guitar, I've figured out how to play some of the Spyz' songs over the years (not the nasty solos, of course, I'm not in that league).

Wondering if Jimi uses a special tuning for his guitar. When Heavy Metal Soul By The Pound came out, I couldn't figure out how to play anything on there, figured if I knew how Jimi tuned his guitar I may be able to figure some of it out.

(I don't suppose there are Spyz tabs posted anywhere on the net?)

Thanks for any info. Long live the Spyz in 2K6....
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PostSubject: Re: Jimi's guitar tuning   Wed 24 May - 16:12

Obviously Jimi Hazel is the only human who can answer any question about his guitar tuning. Additionally--I don't play, so who the f*3[< am I to answer this?
But as someone with an ear who has reviewed a ton of music over the years--I'd bet that album uses drop-tuning in various forms (both for Jimi and Rick) and I'll bet that the two of them use the same configuration--otherwise they wouldn't sound so damned on and tight.

Until you hear from SepiaXL himself on this? Look up drop tuning and play with a Drop C and a Drop D. They do interesting sound inversions and changes.
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PostSubject: Re: Jimi's guitar tuning   Wed 24 May - 17:38

Interestings questions and answer Exclamation

I think that a "normal" tuning is possible to play strenght in numbers!
(I massacre it like that!except crime storythat i learned with a drop C)
But maybe i'm totaly wrong!
About i think it's possible too!
(i just massacre 4/5 songs like that)
But i'm just a duck with an old guitar and i haven't the ANSWER!
So please may consider that i said nothing.
except: there's no Spyz tabs on the net. I'm sure about that... and happy too (i did too much work to approach... during too much years) For your ears only afro

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PostSubject: Re: Jimi's guitar tuning   Wed 24 May - 22:47

Welcome to the board my brother Doc sunny
I'm sorry our main man Jimi hasn't responded yet Crying or Very sad

The dropped D tuning sounds most crucial, then just tuning the other strings accordingly. Our other homeskillet Dimebag tuned this way and my brother Traa Daniels bassist for P.O.D. tunes this method, along with guitarist Jason. It makes the strings much more looser, for a laid back feel. Great for bends and dexterity. Stevie Ray Vaughn tuned this way as well.
I have performed a few Spyz covers (paying props) while leaving my 6 string bass within the standard tuning and my hipshot dropped down to low A. Talk about thunderous bottomend rectal gyrations that lovely ladies like to grind they booties too bounce bounce bounce

Le Canard Fou Floatillia Spyz brethernm, you have a point that one can get away with dropping only the top string and droning off the open note.
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PostSubject: Re: Jimi's guitar tuning   Thu 25 May - 5:09

YES you'r right Mario Bro' also named "El Magnifico Vibro" by the ladies! pig Wink lol!

I'm thinking about according my guitar like that since many years but think i'm gonna be lost to play everything else that Spyz songs or Pantera songs!
Idea I need a second guitar!

Very Happy Idea So ... Send me your money at:

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lol! lol! lol! lol! lol!

And confused Welcome to the board Duck Mc Coy & DaSauce Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Jimi's guitar tuning   Thu 8 Jun - 11:11

What Up, Fam? Sorry 2 b sooooo tardy Sleep ! Welcome 2 the board, Doc! Here's the deal with my tunings! I've always had a thing for changing the pitch of music, beginning as a child when I used to slow down records on the turntable! When I started playing guitar, everybody and their mother would jam in the key of E. I hated the key of E! I always tuned my guitars down but over the years, they've gotten tuned lower than usual lol! HMS was the disc where I tuned down the lowest. Here's my tuning for the majority of that disc: BEADF#B. I see colors when I tune down (it's not the LSD ) and it affects me emotionally. If you plan to try the tuning, go for a heavier gauge of string than I use! I use light strings (9-42) and they may be a little too loose for ya. I've never done the drop D thang, it's a little too sissy like for me! Not to mention, it became the fake way to achieve heaviness! Tuning down doesn't make things heavier, the groove does! That's just my opinion! Tune your guitar down and have a blast! lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Jimi's guitar tuning   Wed 14 Jun - 16:59

See? Told you only Jimi could answer that. I should have shut my typing finger-based trap.

Grin.
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