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Alternate Tunings Reference

Hot Type Tuning (A.B.E.F#.A.D)

This unique tuning is from Michael Hedges song of the same name. String 6 is lowered a full fifth, while string 5 is raised two steps, creating a leap of more than an octave between the two bass strings. In compensation, there are small intervals between the second, third, and fourth strings. Thus the Hot Type tuning has elements of a compressed tuning and elements of a wide tuning. Make sure that you use a heavy guage 6th string or the low A will sound flabby.
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