#1
ok say im doing a gig and well half of the songs are half step and the others are oin standard .///should i take 2 guitars 1 tuned in standard and the other tuned half step down ..or just take 1 and tune there
#2
2!!!!!! ecspecially if you have 2
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#3
You should take two. I took two to this one talent show and one of them a string broke when I just sat the guitar down. Its always good to have a back up no matter what.
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2!!!!!! ecspecially if you have 2


Yeah what he said. Fooling around with tuning in the middle of a show is a pain in the ass and not really worth the hassle. And make sure you have an extra set of strings for each guitar. Made that mistake once.
#5
I don't understand half step down tuning. the audience won't know the difference between and E and an Eb
#6
Definitely take two.
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Defenately two guitars and strings for both.
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I don't understand half step down tuning. the audience won't know the difference between and E and an Eb



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#12
Well, if you have to have it a half step up or down for each song, definitely bring two. But what's the big deal, anyway?! I assume you're in a cover band, and just to let you know, you don't have to do everything EXACTLY like the original song! Amazing, isn't it? I would just go to Eb and stay there. Just my $.02.
#13
Bring two, even if you dont use altered tunings, if you gig, you should ALWAYS have a backup guitar. But if your lazy you can use one guitar tuned a half step down and use a capo on the first fret for stuff in standard.
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Well, if you really don't want to go by what everyone else is saying or only have one guitar you can use a whammy pedal (or anything in the rp series) to detune it a half step down.

^i do that

either get a whammy pedal, use two guitars or play all the songs in Eb
#16
Can't you do the first half in 1 tuning, then the next half in the other? Even if you are doing that, bring two just incase, for backup...
#18
lol people are suggesting using a Whammy to detune a half step, and Seagull just sweeps in and suggests the obvious that no one else thought of - a capo!!! STUF These things have been around since guitars were made and do not degrade the sound quality at all (unlike using a whammy pedal would to detune a half step). Steven your great! Still - bring two guitars.
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#19
Take 2. If you're constantly changing tunings you're going to lose your tuning stability in the short term. Basically, you'll retune and then half way into the song, you won't be in tune.

Taking 2 covers all bases.
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i didnt think the whammy pedal could work with chords??

i thought it only worked with single notes.if the whammy can do chords in a higher or lower pitch then im impressed,considering the thing is ANCIENT.
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Take 2. If you're constantly changing tunings you're going to lose your tuning stability in the short term. Basically, you'll retune and then half way into the song, you won't be in tune.

Taking 2 covers all bases.

Always take two, that way you're not fannying around changing strings if one breaks. I'd personally just do the whole set in Eb, I can understand that the singer might struggle to hit some notes if you tuned up but I can't see him having a problem if the songs that were in standard are half-step lower.

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Bring two, even if you dont use altered tunings, if you gig, you should ALWAYS have a backup guitar. But if your lazy you can use one guitar tuned a half step down and use a capo on the first fret for stuff in standard.


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#22
Capo=best pitch shifter ever. It even does chords.
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