#1
Just wondering how many different tunings everyone uses during their sets?
#3
In my acoustic sets I use a ton but I've set my list so that the songs have as little chamge as possible. There are at least 4 variations with a dropped D and two with a C. I rarely change on electric though.
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#5
I stay in standard, but the other guitar player puts his high E down to D#, and my bass player goes to drop D from a song
#6
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#10
Two. Standard D and drop C.
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Three: Standard, half-step down from Standard, and drop D for part of a song.
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#12
I keep two guitars onstage, one in Standard and one in Open C. Those are really the only ones I use.

I would love to have a third so I could do something really stupid, like A-E-A-D-F#-A.
#15
Never more than one.

I don't change tunings, and I don't change guitars unless something breaks.

Any time not playing is time for the audience to get bored, and uninterested. Ideally, we never have more than 15 seconds between when a song stops and when a new one starts.
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3: standard, D standard, and standard (seven string).
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#17
I play 4 sets a night...

One set, I use an open G tuning for 2 songs...
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#18
Usually two, D# Standard and Drop C#. In a previous one we used Drop C and E standard.
#19
Drop C# all day baby

And Drop D every now and then if i'm playing covers from that one japanese band hehe
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#20
Stay in standard pretty much all the time. If anything I'll drop a half step.
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#21
Doesn't this completely depend on what you happen to be playing in a set?
#22
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Doesn't this completely depend on what you happen to be playing in a set?

Well, yes it does... LOL

We only play 2 songs that I have to change tunings for (or guitars in my case) no matter which set they're in... we play them together... and they're usually the last two in the set so there is only one interuption...
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#23
3.
standard, open G and open D.
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#24
E Standard, Eb Standard, D Standard, Drop C#, Double Drop C#, B Standard (7-string), A Standard (7-string). And two songs using capos, if that can count.

I don't think I have ever played two songs in a row without changing guitar.
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#25
Thanks for all the replys i'm trying to get a band going and was thinking of songs to do and was wanting to know if i was crazy to want to have several tunings in the set. thinking mostly standard and half step down and dropped d tuneings but thats still in the works
#26
Two to four

D#
Drop C#
Standard
Drop D

Mostly stay in D#/Drop C# -- only occasionally need standard/drop D so will avoid it if we can...
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Thanks for all the replys i'm trying to get a band going and was thinking of songs to do and was wanting to know if i was crazy to want to have several tunings in the set. thinking mostly standard and half step down and dropped d tuneings but thats still in the works

Sounds similar to what I have going on. Most of our stuff is in D#, with a few in standard.

The thing is, your bass player will either need to re-tune or have a 2nd bass handy -- so it's not just all about you.

Also, it pretty much comes down to the singer. If he can sing the same songs in the alternate tuning, then you don't need to worry about it too much. But very often singers have a hard time with hitting a range that would be solved by the alternate tuning -- so keep that in mind.
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#28
With the band I sing for, I'm usually in Drop C. We have a couple of songs in D Standard, but we don't play them very often. With the band I'm just playing guitar for, I'm in Drop D the whole time.
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Sounds similar to what I have going on. Most of our stuff is in D#, with a few in standard.

The thing is, your bass player will either need to re-tune or have a 2nd bass handy -- so it's not just all about you.

Also, it pretty much comes down to the singer. If he can sing the same songs in the alternate tuning, then you don't need to worry about it too much. But very often singers have a hard time with hitting a range that would be solved by the alternate tuning -- so keep that in mind.



So very true when i first started i only had one guitar so it was always standard but no i have 6 main guitars so i can be more versatile on songs. like you said the bass player and singer have alot to do with what you can do as well. but i just can wait to get back playing in a full group again i have a hard time getting people to jam with here in nw Iowa i anyone happens to be from around nw Iowa give me a pm.

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#30
How often do you play a song hlaf step down instead of standard or vice versa to make things easier thas what i used to do alot but the tone always seems suffer when doing that to me.
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#31
If I had a band, I'd probably use standard/drop D, half-step down/drop C#, and D standard/drop C, if the rest of the band was okay with it. I enjoy songs in all of those tunings, and alternate tunings give a lot more variety to the song-writing process.
#32
I play standard tuning most of the time and use a capo to get the higher register.
I do have a few tunes I play in Drop D and my favourite Open G for instrumental songs.
So easy to ad-lib with open tunings.
#36
Standard and Drop H.
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I don't play live, but I only write in two tunings so far. EBGDAEBE, and EBGDAEAC#. Anything else I'd use a capo, but I can't find one wide enough...
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#38
Drop H kicks ass!
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#39
1 band is all E standard, my other band is D standard and drop C
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