Tuning for Steve's steel on Going For The One



Tuning for Steve's steel on Going For The One

Postby style0 » Sat Apr 25, 2009 6:52 pm

Does anyone know for sure what tuning Steve uses? I've had success with E A E A C# E but that might not be it exactly.
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Re: Tuning for Steve's steel on Going For The One

Postby guilddigger » Mon Apr 27, 2009 12:55 pm

Try E B E G# B E
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Re: Tuning for Steve's steel on Going For The One

Postby guilddigger » Mon Apr 27, 2009 1:53 pm

Come to think of it, I'm pretty sure I did read somewhere that Steve uses regular tuning on one neck (E A D G B E) and the open E tuning I suggested (E B E G# B E) on the other neck. I'm not sure which neck has which tuning though.
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Re: Tuning for Steve's steel on Going For The One

Postby thehallway » Mon Apr 27, 2009 4:22 pm

I read somewhere that it was the E major tuning. But as you say, there are two necks so I'm not sure which one it was.

(He might have only used one neck in the song)
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Re: Tuning for Steve's steel on Going For The One

Postby style0 » Tue Apr 28, 2009 12:58 am

Thanks for the suggestions. I've tried several tunings going by what Steve has said in books and on his web page. Some work, some don't. I'll figure it out eventually. Maybe one day Steve will say exactly what tunings he has used for various songs. Time to go play some steel.
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Re: Tuning for Steve's steel on Going For The One

Postby yesguitarman » Tue Jun 09, 2009 5:49 pm

The tuning is open E major: E B E G# B E, low to high.
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