Your next guitar?

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pekbro
KVRAF
2416 posts since 29 Sep, 2010 from Maui

Post Mon Jan 21, 2019 10:08 pm

If you haven't, you guys should check out Hawaiian Slack Key tunings. As I understand, an invention of Hawaii.
I grew up with it, so to me it's nothing out of the ordinary. Very distinctive and possibly interesting to you folks from far away.

They also use some interesting techniques, like this thing where you hold a needle and thread in their teeth and bounce it across the strings while playing.

Anyway, cool stuff. Some very famous performers have taken this type of guitar playing
to heart and spent many years pursuing it and those who continue to pass on the old
guitar traditions, even if nobody ever knew about it. Even Stills and the others
spent a lot of time here, writing many of their most famous songs on the very island
where I live.

Interesting stuff imho, though, no doubt you all have your own traditional guitar as well :)

Common Slack Key Tunings Notes Used

G Major or Taro Patch : D G D G B D
G Wahine : D G D F# B D
D Wahine : D A D F# A C#
Open D : D A D F# A D
C Major or Atta’s C : C G E G C E
Mauna Loa : C G E G A E
C Wahine or Leonard’s C : C G D G B D
C 6 : C G C G A E
Old Mauna Loa : C G C G A D
Open C : C G C E G C
F Wahine : C F C G C E
Open F : C F C F A C
Double Slack F : C F C E A C

Some Examples:

Music:
https://youtu.be/tpfT8AzAl0c

Technique:
https://youtu.be/Vb3NNR0iqu4

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Hink
Rad Grandad
28057 posts since 6 Sep, 2003 from Downeast Maine

Re: Your next guitar?

Post Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:38 am

I have always wanted to spend some time messing with slack key with a needle
Albert Einstein may have been a genius but his brother Frank was a monster

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pekbro
KVRAF
2416 posts since 29 Sep, 2010 from Maui

Re: Your next guitar?

Post Tue Jan 22, 2019 12:31 pm

It's cool, the biting thing in the video is news to me though. Anyway, sorry if slack key is old news
for anyone, I honestly have no idea how well known Hawaiian music and tradition is outside of Hawaii.

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Bombadil
KVRAF
3004 posts since 31 Aug, 2013 from Far From the Twisted Reach of Crazy Sorrow

Re: Your next guitar?

Post Wed Jan 23, 2019 6:10 am

Hink, that was nice! What kind of acoustic do you have?

Pekbro,

I am unfamiliar with Hawaiian music. Thank you for the links!
“We're an Anarcho-Syndicalist commune”
Dennis

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Rad Grandad
28057 posts since 6 Sep, 2003 from Downeast Maine

Re: Your next guitar?

Post Wed Jan 23, 2019 1:16 pm

thanx Bombadil, it's just an ovation cs 257 shallow body. I think I paid 500 for it in 2005, I like it but it's not made in usa or anything.

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my house is not that dusty, that's the cheap phone :lol:
Albert Einstein may have been a genius but his brother Frank was a monster

perfumer
KVRist
188 posts since 4 Oct, 2018

Re: Your next guitar?

Post Wed Jan 23, 2019 1:21 pm

http://www.schecterguitars.com/guitars/ ... een-detail

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To buy or to buy - that is the question! :help:

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Rad Grandad
28057 posts since 6 Sep, 2003 from Downeast Maine

Re: Your next guitar?

Post Wed Jan 23, 2019 1:26 pm

perfumer wrote:
Wed Jan 23, 2019 1:21 pm
http://www.schecterguitars.com/guitars/ ... een-detail

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To buy or to buy - that is the question! :help:

does it come with sunglasses?
Albert Einstein may have been a genius but his brother Frank was a monster

perfumer
KVRist
188 posts since 4 Oct, 2018

Re: Your next guitar?

Post Wed Jan 23, 2019 1:36 pm

Hink wrote:
Wed Jan 23, 2019 1:26 pm
does it come with sunglasses?
:hihi: Love the colour! How do you think - is it any good for speed metal? Hmmm.... :P

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vurt
addled muppet weed
41839 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Re: Your next guitar?

Post Wed Jan 23, 2019 1:49 pm

perfumer wrote:
Wed Jan 23, 2019 1:36 pm
Hink wrote:
Wed Jan 23, 2019 1:26 pm

is it any good for speed metal? Hmmm.... :P

emgs check :lol:

not sure how useful a sustainiac will be for speed metal though? could be fun 8)

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Rad Grandad
28057 posts since 6 Sep, 2003 from Downeast Maine

Re: Your next guitar?

Post Wed Jan 23, 2019 2:02 pm

yo...vttk, get yer quotes straight :hihi:
Albert Einstein may have been a genius but his brother Frank was a monster

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vurt
addled muppet weed
41839 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Re: Your next guitar?

Post Wed Jan 23, 2019 2:06 pm

:o

vttk? :o

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Bombadil
KVRAF
3004 posts since 31 Aug, 2013 from Far From the Twisted Reach of Crazy Sorrow

Re: Your next guitar?

Post Wed Jan 23, 2019 2:19 pm

Must look cool in black light!
“We're an Anarcho-Syndicalist commune”
Dennis

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Rad Grandad
28057 posts since 6 Sep, 2003 from Downeast Maine

Re: Your next guitar?

Post Wed Jan 23, 2019 2:56 pm

I like the way the marker dots are set up, cool concept
Albert Einstein may have been a genius but his brother Frank was a monster

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pekbro
KVRAF
2416 posts since 29 Sep, 2010 from Maui

Re: Your next guitar?

Post Wed Jan 23, 2019 3:01 pm

I had a Jackson of a similar shade of green once upon a time, cant remember what happened to it actually.
I remember not liking the Floyd Rose tremolo...

IIRC, I traded it (with some cash) for one of these:
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Which I broke into about 6 pieces, hi-siding it in a race at 110 mph, not long afterwards. :D
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donkey tugger
Boss Lovin' DR
5404 posts since 15 Mar, 2002 from the grimness of yorkshire

Re: Your next guitar?

Post Wed Jan 23, 2019 3:02 pm

I take back what I said about the white Variax.. :o

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