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Open G Tuning (or other keys) with a Bender?

Discussion in 'B-Bender Forum' started by ScottyRay, Mar 16, 2004.

  1. ScottyRay

    ScottyRay TDPRI Member

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    Howdy fellow Bendomaniac's! I got to thinkin 'bout trying some open tunings on my P.G. B-Bender...any thoughts ,suggestions, songs, riffs? Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Andy Pendley

    Andy Pendley TDPRI Member

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    Open E

    I've recently tried open E (E,B,E,G#,B,E low to high) or open D (same pitch ratio, but lowered). You still get the E6th/C#minor effect when you raise the B string a full step. I'm experimenting with bottleneck and B bender combined.

    I suppose you could use open G if you set your B bender to raise the pitch a half step, giving you suspended 4th effects. I'll have to try that as well.

    Good luck
     
  3. Don Miller

    Don Miller Tele-Afflicted

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    Open G

    I have Keith style tuners on my E strings ...so I can go into open G pretty rapidly...at least on the top 4 strings ...and after various attempts I decided open G and a b bender dont work too well...unless one wanted to mess with retuning the bender or drastically revising ones chord fingerings....

    Open E-open D...havent tried it but as Andy suggested it should work fine...
     
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