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  1. leewall

    leewall APFFN New Member

    What kind of lap steel guitar is DG playing on slide.Is it an 8string or 6 string and,what has he got it tuned to?Help me Please!!!!
     
  2. ninad

    ninad Dont Damn ME !

    r u talkin bout the one dave used in high hopes ? oh if its so.. then its hawain guitar.. i guess it too use std tunin.
     
    Last edited: Apr 2, 2003
  3. stratman

    stratman FreshPrince of Bill Ayers I support APFFN

    Dave plays Jensen lap steels & they are 6 -string. They're fitted with EMG pickups & use "open tunings", of course. The first lap steel is tuned to EBEGBE (E minor) for "One of These Days" and "High Hopes," while the second one is tuned to DGDGBE for "Great Gig in the Sky." Gilmour has said this tuning allows him to form a minor chord on the three strings and a major chord with all the other strings. i.e., he can play either DGDGB which is G major (open) and obviously other major chords up the neck, or GBE which is E minor(open) etc. etc. Clever boy, our Dave. :D
     
    Last edited: Apr 3, 2003
  4. leewall

    leewall APFFN New Member

    thanks for the info

    your the man I've been looking for!
    makes sense to me.You can play a lot of stuff in open G(Keith Richards knows this)and of cause E is the relative minor of G.
    Played together I believe(G/Em) it comes out as G6th.E being the 6th note of the G scale.At lest ,that is what I remember in music class.Correct me if I'm full of air.
    Thanks again!!

    ps I've got two lap steels(6 and 8 string).I'm tuning the 6 string to DG's way and plugging in @ hi-watt.
     
  5. stratman

    stratman FreshPrince of Bill Ayers I support APFFN

    You're right & you're welcome. :)


    BTW, anyone wanting to emulate "Keef" and tune to open G, it is
    DGDGBD.
     
  6. CHEBAS

    CHEBAS APFFN New Member

    One question.
    Do you now what tuning uses Dave for "breathe" on DSOTM (studio), with the steel guitar?
     
  7. stratman

    stratman FreshPrince of Bill Ayers I support APFFN

    He uses the same tuning as with "Great Gig", noted above--
    DGDGBE
     
  8. CHEBAS

    CHEBAS APFFN New Member

    Oh thanks.
    I guess he used the same steel guitar. But somewhere i've read that he used a steel pedal too, or something like that. Do u know what is it?
     
  9. stratman

    stratman FreshPrince of Bill Ayers I support APFFN

    I wasn't aware of his using a pedal steel, but I'm certainly no expert on his equipment.
     
  10. The Piper

    The Piper Administrator Staff Member Your APFFN host

    High Hopes and The Great Gig in the Sky lap steel and guitar tuning

    I don't play guitar and I know nothing about tuning, but I found the following excerpt from the "Sounds of Silence" David Gilmour interview by Brad Tolinksi, on Guitar World, September 1994, which may be useful for you musicians out there:

     
  11. The Piper

    The Piper Administrator Staff Member Your APFFN host

    Poles Apart and Run Like Hell lap steel and guitar tuning, according to Phil Taylor

    I also found the following excerpt from Phil Taylor's "Welcome to the Machines" interview, also by Brad Tolinksi, on Guitar World, September 1994.

     
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