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Gibson Tuning Record

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Does anyone remember the "Gibson Total Spectrum Tuning" record? They were given away with the purchase of a Gibson guitar, circa the early 1970s. A friend of mine got one with his Les Paul and played it for me back in the late '70s. I don't remember if it was an actual vinyl record or just an acetate but I'd love to find a copy of the actual record, or even just a recording of it.

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Right on. All systems go. Groovy.

“Now let’s try that with the second string...the second from the floor, that is.”

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Thanks, Hammerhands! I thought I was the only one who remembered this record. It's funny how ludicrous Gibson's hip, with-it tuning concept sounds today! It makes you want to do the Jerk as you twirl those pearl keystone Klusons!

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Right on man, far out! Greg Brady should have used this when he was Jonny Bravo.

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Oh man,time to dust off the old Nehru jacket! That was one hullabaluin', get down, with it,jive talkin groove they was lay'in down there!

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I was living in fear that the Gibson Police would burst in and bust me for using their record to tune my Gretsch!

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Good thing that wasn’t a Rickenbacker release or John Hall’d be after BMI for residuals right now. (That said, I LUV Ricks, just not some of their BS policies. Can I say that on the GDP?)

Wonder how those drum tracks sounded before Bernard Purdie came in and fixed them?

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Right on. All systems go. Groovy.

“Now let’s try that with the second string...the second from the floor, that is.”

– Deed Eddy

I kicked it up a notch and looped the record and added to my iPod. I am now the baddest mother on Long Island playing out of my neighbor's white '76 Cadillac and wearing a burnt orange wide-brimmed hat, brown leather pants and rabbit coat.

Harvey Keitel from Taxi Driver has got nothin' on me. Can all my fine Gretsch brothers and sisters dig my effects as I lay down my style of pure cool? Peace to ya'll. Love reigns supreme when groovin' a high "high" from the velvet cushion of life.....oh yeahhhhhhh.

That is the real "TST" affect!

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It's got a pretty good beat, but it's hard to dance to because it keeps stopping. I'd give it a 3.

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TOOOOOOOOOOOOOTal Spectrum Tuning...the hippest trip in America!

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Beats my old system of tuning to the A and F of a telephone's dial tone.

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Or the good old "A6th" from a locomotive's horn!

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Beats my old system of tuning to the A and F of a telephone's dial tone.

– nielDa

Dial tone is the same frequency as line hum---60Hz. It's a shade sharp for a low A. Done it for years if I didn't have a keyboard at hand---I'm primarily a piano player. You can't change tune on a Wurly 140B---they're always at 440Hz concert pitch.


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