#1
During my daily guitar session I'll tune down to play a track then tune up again for the next track perhaps, then down and up and so on.

I mostly (at the moment) play AC/DC, Kiss etc all of whom have tracks in different tunings - which I play along to.

I wouldn't want to play out in advance what I'm going to play - I prefer to just pick and choose.


Is it good for the guitar to be altering the tuning so often? What do you guys do? I guess the best solution would be to have two guitars?


thanks for your opinions!
#2
Well I don't think it can be that bad since the robot guitars switch tuning alot.
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#3
It's not really BAD for the guitar. It is, however, a hassle to get a guitar to stay in tune if you're constantly changing tuning. Tremelo bridges make this an even greater problem.

Here's the easiest way to break it down:

If you're room practicing, it's fine.

If you're gigging, multiple guitars is better.
#4
I think it ages the strings a little faster, but otherwise it should be no problem -- I do this all the time.
#5
all moving parts wear out, so u might wear out ur tuners and i think it could mess with ur neck a little. i dont think the neck will be a problem unless ur tuning from like drop c to standard back and forth a lot
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#6
beats the hell out of your high e and b strings, but no, it's not bad for your guitar. If you do it live though...get another guitar, or organize your sets.

frequently switching between open D and standard on my acoustic halves the life of my high e string.
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#7
Quote by Heavens_To_Hell
It's not really BAD for the guitar. It is, however, a hassle to get a guitar to stay in tune if you're constantly changing tuning. Tremelo bridges make this an even greater problem.

Here's the easiest way to break it down:

If you're room practicing, it's fine.

If you're gigging, multiple guitars is better.


+1...unless you have a robot.
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#8
You're better off getting a few guitars, even if they're just cheap ones (like Squier Affinitys, but they're really good after some modding) for all the different tunings: they'll already be set up and it saves you the hassle of tuning up and down.

Or you could get a Fender VG Strat, which has all the humbucker settings and acoustic settings you'll ever need, and the ability to change tunings when ever you want!

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But that would be if you have the money.
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