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kulich



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2012 3:49 pm    Post subject: dial tone tuning Reply with quote

I love esoterica, especially the stuff that's essenially useless. Here's something I just learned from a Danny Gatton video.

Suppose you just restrung your guitar and forgot your tuner. Not having perfect pitch (but being anal enough that you want to be in standard tuning) you pick up the phone and listen for the dial tone.

Dial tones (in Canada and America) are an F! I checked and it is so!

Danny proceeds to tell us all kinds of other cool things. This is from his first instructional video, licks and tricks.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2012 9:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dial tones indeed Kulich. Of which, Francis used an array on Crazy is a Pitstop of course!
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kulich



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2012 3:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It'd be hard to chase down a modem sound today ... but I found a page for you ... including number sounds ... so you could sample and loop to be Crazy as a Pitstop too Smile.

Freesound

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2012 7:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheers for that Buddy Very Happy What a great selection of sounds.
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kulich



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2012 7:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And, as it happens, the numbers Francis uses in the song have no mystic significance ... they are just close together Smile

The beginning sound is 646 1155 and the looped sound is 564646555.

I suppose it's possible that the first number is Francis' modem dial-up number?

Boy do I have idle hands Smile.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2012 10:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kulich wrote:
And, as it happens, the numbers Francis uses in the song have no mystic significance ...

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And here sits me thinking it cryptically said "Leather Jacket Man is the dark lord" Rolling Eyes

I get the distinct feeling that you have given it a good go on your own phone?
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2012 10:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh s**t. The temptation was too great. Just done it on the mobile. Yup...like you said.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2012 11:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's good news - I don't have a mobile so I listened to the song and picked it out from the freesounds page.

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