Help with a chord

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  1. Jaddy

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    Somebody please help me!!

    I apologize if this is in the wrong place on TGP, but what chord would you say this is:

    (high to low) F - Dflat - B - F

    Thanks so much in advance....

    Jaddy
     
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  4. Jaddy

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    Thanks Ringo, you are a great drummer!

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  5. stevel

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    It's Db7, missing the Ab. Ab is the 5th, and it's common to leave out the 5th in 7th chords.

    Db-F-Ab-Cb (Cb is an enharmonic spelling of B).

    There are some other options, most notably some type of G7 with a b5 (G-B-Db-F) but in the absence of any further information or context, Db7 is the most obvious choice (Db7/F).

    By the way, the "french" remark may have been in reference to a French Augmented Sixth chord, but in this spelling, it would be an Italian Augmented Sixth chord (Db-F-B). Naming chords this way really depends on the way the chord resolves (which we don't know in this case) so while usually spelled as the OP posted, Db7 is still the likely choice considering people (guitarists) often spell the note based on the name of the fret with which they're most familiar, ignoring any enharmonic spellings.

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  6. Lance

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    Assuming F is the root, since that tone is twice, I would go with Fmin6 b5. But it sure has the dom 7th sound to it.
     

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