Theory Dorks Unite!!!
Alright! I thought I'd share a cool scale that I obtained from the guitarist Jimmy Herring of Aquarium Rescue Unit fame. I'm not exactly sure what the scale is called but for my purposes I have been referring to it as the Herring Scale. The scale is built by combining any two Major triads that are separated by a tritone. All six notes are arranged low to high to form a hexatonic or six note scale.
G Major triad - G B D
Db Major triad - Db F Ab
When all six notes are combined in order they form the following scale:
G Ab B Db D F G
This scale has a very "Eastern" sound to it and sounds very hip over an altered dominant chord. Give it a whirl!!!