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Nov 28, 2022 - 11:49:05 AM
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Creole

USA

61 posts since 4/19/2022

So wondering if Ketch from Old Crow M. Show tunes down a step? I think he is playing Steel Strings..Wish I knew what he uses. He has a really rich tone. Any ideas or info appreciated.
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Nov 28, 2022 - 12:07:41 PM
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Erockin

USA

253 posts since 9/3/2022

I want to follow this one close. Always been a fan of him. The year I played Delfest, we had access to the main stage and while Old Crow was shredding, we were standing beside his back stage fiddle case on wheels, there was about 20 plus fiddles lined up. Maybe more. Had I knew I'd take up the fiddle, I would have taken pics but wow...like the guys you see in arenas with the guitars lined up, these were all fiddles...carry on. :)

Nov 28, 2022 - 12:11:49 PM
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doryman

USA

403 posts since 2/10/2020

I believe that Ketch Secor plays Wagon Wheel in the alt tuning AEAE, maybe that's what you're hearing.

Nov 28, 2022 - 2:30:13 PM

Creole

USA

61 posts since 4/19/2022

quote:
Originally posted by doryman

I believe that Ketch Secor plays Wagon Wheel in the alt tuning AEAE, maybe that's what you're hearing.


Must be...Been wanting to try Sawmill on one of my  VSO Fiddles.

Thnks

Nov 28, 2022 - 4:24:23 PM
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6096 posts since 9/26/2008

I'd bet money he uses lots of tunings, especially if he travels with that many fiddles. Probably uses Prim or Helicore strings as so many of his peers do. His tone has more to do with him and his bow arm than the strings he uses.

Nov 28, 2022 - 6:28:24 PM
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Creole

USA

61 posts since 4/19/2022

quote:
Originally posted by ChickenMan

I'd bet money he uses lots of tunings, especially if he travels with that many fiddles. Probably uses Prim or Helicore strings as so many of his peers do. His tone has more to do with him and his bow arm than the strings he uses.


Good info  thanks

Dec 3, 2022 - 6:39:42 PM

Creole

USA

61 posts since 4/19/2022

quote:
Originally posted by ChickenMan

I'd bet money he uses lots of tunings, especially if he travels with that many fiddles. Probably uses Prim or Helicore strings as so many of his peers do. His tone has more to do with him and his bow arm than the strings he uses.


Are Helicores good strings to cross tune up?  AEAE? 

Dec 4, 2022 - 12:37:02 PM
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6096 posts since 9/26/2008

Sure, but I prefer Prims as they are more durable in the long run. Helicores are a bit thin (diameter) under the fingers which some find off-putting.

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