Alt. Tuning - U2 Feedback

Go Back   U2 Feedback > Your Blue Room > Even Better Than The Real Thing ??
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 02-09-2015, 09:44 PM   #1
Rock n' Roll Doggie
ALL ACCESS
 
Mack_Again's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: definitely Osaka
Posts: 7,119
Local Time: 12:38 AM
Alt. Tuning

I never wonder about alternative tunings, but after I get into Soundgarden, I start learning more of alt. tuning like drop D, open C tuning, and EEBBBE tuning. So, I wonder, what kind of alt. tuning that the Edge has used? I kind of want summery as all I've got is the snippet of info. And I still don't know which guitars are half-step flat, whole step down, or standard.
__________________

Mack_Again is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2015, 10:11 PM   #2
Rock n' Roll Doggie
FOB
 
Edge_Orchestra's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: * The Edge's Guitar Storage Room *
Posts: 8,569
Local Time: 05:38 AM
Open D for "Love and Peace" and for the acoustic version of "Stuck In A Moment...".

As for Edge's use of standard, half-step down, whole-step down... that can change from tour to tour.
__________________

Edge_Orchestra is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2015, 08:30 PM   #3
Rock n' Roll Doggie
ALL ACCESS
 
Mack_Again's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: definitely Osaka
Posts: 7,119
Local Time: 12:38 AM
and I know Unforgettable Fire and Surrender are in weird open tuning, right? So most of U2's music is written in standard tuning either E or Eb.
Mack_Again is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2015, 05:03 PM   #4
Refugee
 
Muad'zin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Nijmegen, the Netherlands
Posts: 1,380
Local Time: 05:38 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mack_Again View Post
and I know Unforgettable Fire and Surrender are in weird open tuning, right? So most of U2's music is written in standard tuning either E or Eb.
I always thought that Surrender was in a standard tuning. As he played it on the Black Strat on Under a Blood Red Sky. Since he used that guitar most of the time and you don't retune a Strat that easily I doubt that any alternate tuning was used for Surrender.
Muad'zin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2015, 09:56 AM   #5
Rock n' Roll Doggie
FOB
 
Edge_Orchestra's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: * The Edge's Guitar Storage Room *
Posts: 8,569
Local Time: 05:38 AM
The lap steel is what is what was in an alternate tuning, for "Surrender". The Stratocaster was in E flat.


Sent from my iPad using U2 Interference
Edge_Orchestra is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2015, 10:09 AM   #6
Blue Crack Addict
 
DaveC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: illegitimi non carborundum
Posts: 19,605
Local Time: 01:38 AM
If you want some practice with open/alternate tunings, try out some CSNY. Suite: Judy Blue Eyes and Carry On are both in EBEEBE tuning, and are nowhere near as difficult to play as they sound.
DaveC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2015, 02:29 PM   #7
Rock n' Roll Doggie
ALL ACCESS
 
Mack_Again's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: definitely Osaka
Posts: 7,119
Local Time: 12:38 AM
oh, Surrender had some regular guitar part? ok, now I know.
__________________

Mack_Again is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:38 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Design, images and all things inclusive copyright © Interference.com