i noticed on "the ocean is the ultimate solution" frank seems to be using
an odd tuning to play the stuff he plays... i also hear this same sound on
a lot of beefheart... my question is this (mike can probably answer it)
what is the guitar tuning used? actually i have another questions how do
they get that unique sound? special effects/filters?
From: Gary Worsham <email@example.com>
I have tried to figure this out for ages (the middle section where FZ
plays by hisself for a bit). I thought it was sped up guitar, so I
sampled it and slowed it down...no, that wasn't it. I finally decided it
was either an electric 12-string or the electric bouzouki he plays on
SUNPYG cut "Canard du Jour" except not so flanged out. Other than maybe
some compression it don't think too much was used in the way of effects.
From: TTrocc7007 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Fretless Acoustic you guys.
From: Andy Hollinden <email@example.com>
For what it's worth to this 12-string discussion, Terry Bozzio claims that
Zappa played a oddly-tuned Fender 12-string on "The Ocean Is The Ultimate