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King Diamond and Mercyful Fate => King Diamond and Mercyful Fate => Topic started by: bsoates on January 24, 2007, 03:36:49 pm

Title: 7 strings in KD
Post by: bsoates on January 24, 2007, 03:36:49 pm
Does anybody know if Andy and co. have ever played a 7-string on a song or two?
Title: Re: 7 strings in KD
Post by: Tri Landau on January 25, 2007, 03:04:43 am
I think Church Of StAnne has a 7 string. But that's played by Hank & co. :fingers: Maybe Mr Wead can aswer to this. :)
Title: Re: 7 strings in KD
Post by: Room of the Golden Air on August 08, 2009, 04:08:44 pm
I always thought Andy was a BB King fan. His way was to know a couple chords and how to use them a million different ways. Seems like adding another string would just lose that discipline. Besides, I always thought 7 or 8 strings were mostly for playing live for songs that have large variances in tones. I need to get a detuna like EVH, just need a bunch of $$.
Title: Re: 7 strings in KD
Post by: Room of the Golden Air on August 08, 2009, 04:45:16 pm
Just noticed the red letters that talk about an old topic
Can one of you guys clear up a matter for me; is it appropriate to comment on an old post (past the 120 day period), or start a new one. I was just trying to avoid the whole "this thread has been started elsewhere hence locked by an admin thing"  :P
Title: Re: 7 strings in KD
Post by: Lucifers Mirror on August 08, 2009, 06:25:57 pm
I, too, wonder about the "net-iquette" of digging up old threads. On some other boards I've been accused of being a necrophiliac for dredging up old stuff from the thread attic.
Title: Re: 7 strings in KD
Post by: Russ on August 08, 2009, 08:33:28 pm
Does anybody know if Andy and co. have ever played a 7-string on a song or two?

Every KD song is played with a 6 string.  Off the top of my head they are all standard tuning with the exception of "To The Morgue" and "Killer", which are D tuning, "Insanity" which is DADGAD tuning, and the acoustic pieces of "One Down Two To Go" are open Em tuning.

MF is all standard tuning except the "9" album has some different stuff ... I think it's just The Grave is in Drop D and Church of Saint Anne is 7 string.
Title: Re: 7 strings in KD
Post by: Room of the Golden Air on August 08, 2009, 08:36:19 pm
But at the same time, it seems like the admins say that the thread is already started somewhere else.   ::)
Thanks for trying Lucifers Mirror  :king:
Title: Re: 7 strings in KD
Post by: Room of the Golden Air on August 08, 2009, 08:44:10 pm
St. Anne is definitly tuned down down; mabey an A. Dont have the CD anymore so I cant compare it.  :'(
I tune to a drop A with a Stat imatation (Eastwood) and just use EB Slinkys (seems like 52 or 54 guage) so a 7 string isnt completely neccessary. Then again I am pretty ghetto, and I can only hit the strings so hard before I get the rattles.  :D:
Title: Re: 7 strings in KD
Post by: Maiden Jersey on August 09, 2009, 12:17:40 pm
I think Mike may have used a 7 sting on some songs on 9, I could be wrong though.
Title: Re: 7 strings in KD
Post by: Russ on August 12, 2009, 12:54:47 pm
Yeah, Saint Anne is standard 7 String tuning, low string B.  The Grave is just Drop D.  Rest are standard.

http://www.abysslord.com/thetabcrypt/mertab/9/9.html
Title: Re: 7 strings in KD
Post by: Hank Shermann on August 15, 2009, 08:34:51 am
Hi Guys,

FYI Church of St. Anne is 6strings with  E dropped to a C#.
The Grave is a drop D, gives that cool Sabbath feel.
My new band Demonica is 6 strings tuned in C (C F Bb Eb G C)
Check sound here:
http://myspace.com/demonicaofficial (http://myspace.com/demonicaofficial)

Hail,
Hank Shermann
Title: Re: 7 strings in KD
Post by: Huntsmænus on August 15, 2009, 09:40:15 am
Thanks for the trivia, Hank...
Title: Re: 7 strings in KD
Post by: Room of the Golden Air on August 15, 2009, 10:13:03 am
Thanks Hank!!! I actually had 9 on casette tape  \m/   :king:
Title: Re: 7 strings in KD
Post by: Azalin on August 15, 2009, 10:29:43 am
Hi Guys,

FYI Church of St. Anne is 6strings with  E dropped to a C#.
The Grave is a drop D, gives that cool Sabbath feel.
My new band Demonica is 6 strings tuned in C (C F Bb Eb G C)
Check sound here:
http://myspace.com/demonicaofficial (http://myspace.com/demonicaofficial)

Hail,
Hank Shermann

yet another reason why this board kicks ass! :cool:

thanks for the post & the link, Hank! it's great to see you here. :)
Title: Re: 7 strings in KD
Post by: Huntsmænus on August 15, 2009, 12:55:11 pm
What's real interesting about Hank's membership here is that he's not listed as "the band", like King and others are...
Title: Re: 7 strings in KD
Post by: Beast_Regards on August 17, 2009, 08:31:13 pm
What's real interesting about Hank's membership here is that he's not listed as "the band", like King and others are...
I have replaced him :king:

(I realise that I'm neither listed as part of 'the band' :'(...one day...need to learn to play first :D: )
Title: Re: 7 strings in KD
Post by: Azalin on August 17, 2009, 09:37:01 pm
I think Mike may have used a 7 sting on some songs on 9, I could be wrong though.
if I remember correctly, Mike played a 7-string when I saw MF on the 9 tour. that was `10 years ago though..... :-[
Title: Re: 7 strings in KD
Post by: Smechies on August 18, 2009, 09:00:15 pm
Hi Guys,

FYI Church of St. Anne is 6strings with  E dropped to a C#.
The Grave is a drop D, gives that cool Sabbath feel.
My new band Demonica is 6 strings tuned in C (C F Bb Eb G C)
Check sound here:
http://myspace.com/demonicaofficial (http://myspace.com/demonicaofficial)

Hail,
Hank Shermann
Is it just the E string tuned to C# or the whole guitar?
Title: Re: 7 strings in KD
Post by: Hank Shermann on August 19, 2009, 02:21:42 am
Quote
Is it just the E string tuned to C# or the whole guitar?

Hey Smechies , 
Yep its only the E string you tune down to a C sharp.
We had a few 7 strings from Schecter at the time of recording the 9 Album and I'm sure Mike did all or most of his solos
on these due to good sound and playability.  We also used the Schecter guitar with the B string off to record some parts, so still 6 Strings I guess :-)
Maybe I can find a few photos from the 9 session and add them to solve all the "string-mystery"   :D:
Hank Shermann  :fingers:
Title: Re: 7 strings in KD
Post by: Azalin on August 19, 2009, 07:13:06 am
I checked my copy of the 9 show in Philadelphia (at the Trocadero) and it sure looks like Mike is playing a schecter 7 string. now, whether it has all seven strings on it, I couldnt say. :)

thanks again for posting, Hank. its great to see you here. \m/
Title: Re: 7 strings in KD
Post by: Russ on August 19, 2009, 08:09:09 am
Hey Smechies , 
Yep its only the E string you tune down to a C sharp.
We had a few 7 strings from Schecter at the time of recording the 9 Album and I'm sure Mike did all or most of his solos
on these due to good sound and playability.  We also used the Schecter guitar with the B string off to record some parts, so still 6 Strings I guess :-)
Maybe I can find a few photos from the 9 session and add them to solve all the "string-mystery"   :D:
Hank Shermann  :fingers:

Thanks a lot for the information.  I had all the notes right for my Church tab but obviously it was arranged wrong since I thought you used a 7 string.  Now the ending riff is much easier to play since the pedal note is an open string.

If you're still feeling generous about answering questions, I have one for you:

In Evil, towards the end when you're soloing and all the instruments drop out and it's just you playing that ascending lick up the neck ... are you playing a specific pattern over and over going up?  It was really hard to hear what you were doing listening to the old Evil recording, it sounded pretty chromatic but I wasn't able to definitely say what notes you were playing.  I guess I should listen to the new rerecording.  Did you play that lick the same on the rerecording?

Thanks again for the tuning answers.  I've spent a lot of time writing up MF tabs so it's good to finally get that song done.
Title: Re: 7 strings in KD
Post by: kekometal on October 13, 2016, 09:42:49 am
I do remember that Hal Patino told me that Eye of the Witch was drop d, at least the bass
Title: Re: 7 strings in KD
Post by: TheUnborn on December 08, 2016, 07:20:04 pm
Maybe I can find a few photos from the 9 session and add them to solve all the "string-mystery"   :D:
Hank Shermann  :fingers:

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