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Guitar World's 'top six classic songs with out-of-tune guitar or bass parts'

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A few years ago, the gang at Reverb put together a cool list called "It's All Relative: Five Great Out-of-Tune Recordings." That story, which you can check out here, pinpointed five recordings that feature instruments not tuned to concert pitch-A/440Hz-and/or not simply tuned down a half step in the style of Jimi Hendrix, SRV, etc. Today, however, we're offering up a selection of songs featuring instruments that aren't quite in tune with each other. Or, to put it another way, your band has 16 strings (two six-string guitars and a four-string bass), but at least one of those strings is in its own world and isn't getting along nicely with the other 15.

Remember, we're not knocking these songs-we love them. In fact, the out-of-tune guitars and basses add a touch of charm to the recordings, some of which are out-and-out classics.  If you have out-of-tune choices of your own, feel free to add them to the comments section below. We're not opposed to making this into a "top 10" or a "top 37," for that matter. 

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