Originally Posted by El_jalepeno
Thanks Strat! I didn't know Nashville tuning was the same as Standard (or what many of those other tunings were called anyway)
One thing I did not realize until today is that Nashville Tuning is also high-strung tuning. It's accomplished by using lighter, unwound strings. There is an article about this on page 37 of the latest Guitar One magazine 'Holiday 2006' issue.
I'm considering setting up one of my guitars like this just to try it out. So Nashville tuning is more involved than just tuning your guitar differently. It's also known as high-stringing a guitar because different strings need to be used. I read that it creates a 12 string effect on a 6 string guitar. You use the high octave strings of a 12 string set of strings on a six-string guitar. The first two strings of your instrument (high E and B) remain unchanged, and the lower four strings (G through low E) are tuned an octave above standard tuning.
I see that there are ready made string sets for this. D'Addario XL series electric guitar
strings can be bought in a High Strung/Nashville Tuning gauges .010/.014/.009/.012/.018/.026 light set. The gauges for a medium set would be .012/ .016/ .010/ .014/ .020/ .030 high to low.
Songs recorded with Nashville Tuning:
* Rolling Stones
- Jumpin' Jack Flash
* Pink Floyd - Comfortably Numb
* Tom Petty - Free Fallin'