By popular request, this page details some of the various guitar tunings that Ant has used on different albums and tracks.
Ant has also supplied some additional comments which may be of interest.
This is a work in progress and further details will be added to it in due course.
The Geese & The Ghost
|Ant says: "All the songs and 'Henry' are
in normal tuning, capo 5th fret but Geese itself had the Dropped top
string D - so popular with us at the time - and since
much of the material therein hailed from 1969, it's not surprising that
that was also the tuning used on Stagnation from Trespass."
Wise After The Event
|Ant says: "The tunings on Wise were
DADGAD & OPEN D (I had used both since 1970/1) and always referred to
latter as D4th - not until quite recently did I hear of the acronym !
The title track featured a tuning that included some
strings in 5ths & 3rds on the Rick -the tuning was new but not that
technique! As follows :~
sixth - a BIG sound !
|Ant says: "The only tuning on 1984 I can recall was
the passage in Part One that's all in C minor and tuned the 'Dulc' to a
modal tuning of all C's and G's"
A Catch At The Tables
|In response to a couple of enquiries, Ant has confirmed that Lights On The Hill is in normal tuning.|
says: "The tuning used on all the pieces on Twelve is as
E - 1st pair - upper one is the E, lower the A
G - 2nd pair - unison
D - 3rd pair - in octaves, both a fourth down (5 frets !) from their
C - 4th pair - in octaves, both a major second down (2 frets !) from
their 'normal' tuning
G - 5th pair - in octaves, both a major second down
D - 6th pair - in octaves, both a major second down
|The tuning used on She'll Be Waiting
is as follows:
|Ant says: "There are many different ones used here
apart from the ubiquitous DADGAD & OPEN D as well as Conventional G
The English Bouzouki is in pairs of 5ths -as per violin
! EE AA DD GG
The Cittern is in Modal tuning EE AA EE AA EE in
the excerpt from 'Traces' from Invisible Men (which had the original
tuning of EE AA EE C sharp x 2 AA AA - yes, very low !)
The Mirecourt is in D B flat F B flat F B flat !
There are also a number of odd 12 string ones:
Guild: BE BB EG BD AA DD (from top down, upper string of
each pair first)
Alvarez: DA AA DC AA AA AA
|Strings of Light
||The tuning used on Andean
Explorer from Strings of Light is as follows:
1-2 D D
3-4 B G
5-6 E E
7-8 C D (NB: Make sure the C is the 'wound' one)
9-10 B B
11-12 E E
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