The Human Riff Jr.
Join date: Nov 2006
143 IQ
I don't play in open E often, because I normally play slide in G and if this should be moved I'm sorry, but I thought Bluesmen like you guys would know. Is it ok on the neck of your guitar to leave it tuned to open E?...I mean over night and that kind of thing.

UG Newbie
Join date: Jun 2004
68 IQ
i wouldn't see why not.
95' Fender Strat w/ Texas Specials
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Bluesius Maximus
Join date: Aug 2006
408 IQ
me neither
"Notes are expensive. . .use them wisely"-B.B. King

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call me Caleb
Join date: Jun 2006
429 IQ
It should be alright for just overnight type stuff. I dunno about permanently though. If your worried about the extra tension, you could try open D tuning and then capo at the 2nd fret, which would be E. Open D is the same as E, just a full step down. (DADF#AD I believe)
UG Newbie
Join date: Aug 2007
80 IQ
Which (open D) would ofcourse also bring enormous extra possibilities if you like playing around in the lower (open) section of your guitar. I sometimes tune my guitar to open E, but since I tuned it down, instead of up (D instead of E) it opened up a new world for me... alternative chord forms and whatnot... in any case, open D with capo is the way to go methinks.