Timbale Posted March 11 Share Posted March 11 I was watching an interview with Mike Rutherford where he talked about how he used to use alternate tunings for his 12 string guitar - instead of tuning the 2nd strings in octaves or unisons for the higher strings (like a normal 12 is tuned) he would tune the 2nd strings in different harmonies. You can hear the effect at the top of The Cinema Show - It is such an interesting effect, and really makes it seem like some other, more exotic instrument than it is. I've never heard of anyone else using this technique, though I can't imagine that he is the only one to experiment this way. (It seems like something Joni Mitchell might have done...). But it seems like it would kinda be a bigger deal...but I seldom hear people talk about it. (And I have to say, it seems in general that Rutherford is a bit of an overlooked musician... he did some pretty amazing stuff in Genesis' heyday...) Has anyone heard of other guitarists using this concept? 4 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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