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slackkeymike

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This song was meant for the 5 String sub basses style.  I have a 6 string.  Which 5 strings do I set the tuning, and which string do I ignore?

Mike

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Mike, it would seem to make sense to omit the last (lowest) sub.  In fact, Hedges himself had a 6-bass Dyer with the last hole plugged...see our Hedges feature.
Can you imagine what he might have accomplished had he had it restored?!
I'd re-string with custom gauges for his re-entrant tuning as well

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Hi Mike... IMHO, you should use this tuning that I use on my Oracle for this tune for the 6 subs: DGBbCAD

That lower D on the 6th sub, if your harp guit will handle it, is soooooo sweet as an alternate during the main themes.

So, tune it the way Michael did on strings 1-5 and use the 6th at the lowest D possible on your instrument.

Have fun!

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