Cut my wings. Seasick Steve.CBG.3 string guitar

Hi all,this is one of my favourite seasick steve tunes. My playing and singings still a bit rough around the edges! So excuse the odd mistake! Please check o...

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Comment by Michael N Hart on February 14, 2015 at 11:37am

Love the song and your style, as a newbie I am really struggling to get that sound out of my CBG how ever hard I try to tune it, it just ain't right, sure you got better to do but any thoughts? regards Mike.

Comment by Ice Bob on July 27, 2011 at 10:59pm

great cover jammed my 1 string bass with you thanks

 

Comment by Fat Fingers Grim on July 27, 2011 at 3:21am
yeah u really nailed it, excellent !!!!!
Comment by Mike Bingham on July 26, 2011 at 7:58pm
Excellent!!!  VERY nice!
Comment by Alan Hodges on July 26, 2011 at 1:22pm
Hi Mark, hi Slim. Strings used are from a standard electric pack Using the 6th(0.046) 4th(0.026) and third (0.013) So this gives you two wound strings and one non wound for the top string. Tuned as either g,g,b or as below,Gb,Gb,Fb. As to steves style of playing, I find it fairly easy to pick out notes/melodies, patterns etc, but its the rythm and the bits inbetween thats hard to hear. He has such a unique style, its almost like it's what he's not playing that you have to listen for to get the rythm. Ultimately as with a lot of things, I think you just have to feel the rythm, rather than think about it. I'll just have to keep practising!!!! Alan
Comment by swampapple slim on July 26, 2011 at 11:55am
can you tell me what strings and key ?i love your playin hes a hard act to follow. Slim
Comment by Mark on July 26, 2011 at 8:50am

Great stuff Alan. I've been trying to nail that track for a while and it seems to me it's quite tricky for something so apparently simple. What I mean is there's something distinctive about Steve's playing (maybe the cadence or accenting of his picking - especially around the bends and pull-offs in that main riff - I dunno exactly how to describe it though). If you want the song to sound right you have to home in on some of that feel - and you've definitely done that.

Nice guitar too! Sounds just right for that sort of thing.

Comment by Alan Hodges on July 26, 2011 at 7:57am
Hi smojo. I usually use G, G, B. But at the moment I have been trying to learn "what a way to go" from steves latest album and this seems to be down tuned  to Gb, Gb, Bb. So, being the lazy bugger that I am, I didnt bother tuning back up! Thanks, Alan.
Comment by Boxy Music on July 26, 2011 at 5:09am
Really good.
Comment by smojo on July 26, 2011 at 4:29am
Nice stuff Alan. What tuning you using please?

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