#1
Potentially a noob question...but are there any downsides/ repercussions to using the same guitar and strings for different tunings?

Specifically, my Les Paul MKH 7 string. I use that for standard tuning 7 string music, but I've started playing some stuff  half a step lower, so A# D# G# C# F# A# D# on my 7 string razorback. But I just had a thought, why not sell the 7 string razorback, and then get another razorback but just with 6 strings, and play all the half step down tunes on the MKH7... but I guess that hinges on IF there isnt any issue with tuning up and down between standard and half a step down. 

Also, would the advice I'm asking for also be applicable on 6 string guitars in the same way - going from standard to half step down? 

Thoughts/advice? 

Thanks  
#4
because you'll only be properly set up for one of the tunings which means your intonation and action will be off for the other one.
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#5
1/2 step should not really make a difference I used to tune between E-standard and Eb all the time when I only had one guitar as long as it is not a tremolo guitar.

Anyway just give it a try before you sell the Dean and see if it causes any issues.
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Last edited by Evilnine at Apr 27, 2017,
#7
IDK I never had any issues changing 1/2 step.

I sold my Razorback DB the quality just wasn't there for me it needed the switches, pots, etc. replaced as well as the pickups and I didn't want to spend all that because the value just wasn't there. I have 15 guitars and it was sold to finance another better guitar an MIJ Jackson RR3 with Eerie Dess swirl paint. If you do sell your razorback to get a 6 string look into used Japanese import Jacksons they are great guitars and in the U.S. they are readily available for $300-$350 your gettting a lot of guitar for that price. I have 6 of them and an 89 Charvel Fusion Custom the most I paid was for the RR3 and that was $500 and it was mint in the factory Jackson Bloodline case.

I'm not bashing Dean by any means but their sub $1000 guitars are pretty hit or miss from my experience I do have a 09 Spilt Tail that was like $1200 new it is a great player the fretwork and binding on the neck and head are superb. I paid IIRC $400 for the Split Tail used with factory hard case (I always buy used to get more bang for my buck).

Here are a couple shots of the Split Tail and RR3:







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"A well-wound coil is a well-wound coil regardless if it's wound with professional equipment, or if somebody's great-grandmother winds it to an old French recipe with Napoleon's modified coffee grinder and chops off the wire after a mile with an antique guillotine!"
- Bill Lawrence

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