#1
I was thinking today that whenever I play a song that requires a lot of chord work I usually opt to use a lighter, bigger pick. Yet, when I am playing something that requires more "riffing" I usually reach for a jazz III.

I was curious if anyone else had preferences like this in equipment, whether it be pick choice or different playing techniques when going between different styles.
#2
Nah, I don't.

I modify the settings on amplifiers and effects from time-to-time, though I don't change actual equipment for specific genres.

I use either an acoustic or an electric depending on the genre and song, however.
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#3
no, i might switch to a different guitar i have my standard rig but occasionally i might open the cupboard and pull out a specific effect that i don`t have in my standard rig when i want to add something to the tune i`m playing/writing.

when i`m teaching i either use the les paul or js1200 or the martin `cos the inlays on the Jem and Eurphoria confuse students.
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#4
ill just change the effect patch im using at the moment; i love zoom for that. otherwise i understand hgow certain guitars suit certain songs be it tone; playability or gain; i even have specific picks for each guitar .
#6
Of course. Not all guitars are built for the same purpose. I have a jazz guitar and amp, and a rock guitar and amp.
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#7
I like to use my guitar with a fixed bridge when I am first learning songs or practicing scales or patterns.

I use my Ibanez with a floating trem with Evo PU's for all lead stuff and when I am actually playing something and not just praticing.
#8
i don't really switch gear. i might use a different guitar to get a slightly different tone but all my guitars are more or less the same things with different pickups in them.
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#9
Broadly speaking no, I find that with a relatively flat EQ, a responsive amp and a versatile guitar you can get a startlingly wide variety of tones without really changing anything outside of the volume, tone, pickup selection and channel on the amp.

The only thing I change is the pick I use when moving to an acoustic, I use a lighter pick as I find that the thicker less flexible ones make the sound a bit flabby and chord work is less defined.

Guitar changes are mainly for tuning reasons more than anything else.
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Broadly speaking no, I find that with a relatively flat EQ, a responsive amp and a versatile guitar you can get a startlingly wide variety of tones without really changing anything outside of the volume, tone, pickup selection and channel on the amp.

The only thing I change is the pick I use when moving to an acoustic, I use a lighter pick as I find that the thicker less flexible ones make the sound a bit flabby and chord work is less defined.

Guitar changes are mainly for tuning reasons more than anything else.


yea this is very true. and sometimes i just impose my will on whatever i'm playing over just to do it and see if it comes out ok. sometimes it's disastrous, but it's a learning experience hehe.
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#11
i have two guitars, and recently changed strings on one so i could tune to C standard.
i also have a mountain of picks to choose from, none of which two are the same.
sometimes, though very rarely, i change my guitar's action so suit what i'm playing.

so yeah, i'd say i adapt my gear to what i'm doing.

i like versatile amps, too.
#12
Well I have different guitars set to different tunings so obviously I change guitar depending on the tuning of the song, but other than that not at all. I use the same pick all the time, the yellow jim dunlop ones. Same amp and same pedals.
#13
Also to add to what I was saying earlier: one of the biggest things you can change about your tone is the way you play, even without changing anything else with a good amp and a decent guitar you can change a large part of your sound by just adjusting the actual physical way you're attacking the guitar.

Try it, it's a good exercise in control as much as anything else.
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#14
My rig is a guitar an amp and a wah pedal, I use the same everything all of the time. I only change the volume and channel. If I had 2 electrics it would be different
#15
i dont really believe in changing picks, but i do change some other things. i may change guitars depending on the tone i want. i change pickup selections quite a bit for different things. but i try to change tonality with what ive got more than switching out gear. i may turn off or on something but thats not really changing gear. that being said, i dont really have a lot of gear to switch between so that may change in the future. the only thing i really change would be guitars (sometimes), pick to fingers, and sometimes the channel on my amp. nothing to fancy.