i have had ringing in my ears for the last 15-20 years from loud music guitar playing etc and my hearing still checks out fine don't get to worried unless its causing pain then turn it down and get your ears checked out
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.
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
Here's a quick review of the grga. First off i have never tried Emgs passive or active this guitar comes with passive EMG h4A in the neck and a Emg h4 in the bridge with a 3 way switch. This my first hard tail Ibanez i have owned
It comes strung with 42-9 strings. i haven't put my norm strings on yet which are 46-10. The neck pickup is very warm sounding cleans up nice with alittle grit when its cranked on the clean channel the bridge also cleans up well but with more grit when cranked very responsive to picking notes ring clear.
On rhythm and lead channels the pickups sing imo. Now others my disagree do to the fact the pickups aren't active but for passive pickups these pickups rock. Harmonics are no problem tones are creamy would be the best way to put it with plenty of bite if your looking for 80's and 90's hard rock and metal sounds this is a fine guitar for those straight out of the box. I would say that it would do a great job of doing modern metal as well the tones are not going to be exact since the pickups aren't active but they will do the job
The neck is a GRGA neck thick wizard 2 maybe a hair rounder very smooth fast neck with dot inlays 24 frets
I will post a better review after a few days once i get the guitar completely set up.
now just to brush on the S370DX. This is a fine guitar the pots have been change 500k brings out the sound much better from the powersound pickups i will be changing pickups soon. At this time i am thinking of getting a set of emg h4's to put in it. the trem is a ILT1 yet another of the Ibanez trems that alot of people love to hate but I really like it so far. i really didn't realize how thin the body was on the guitar lol but non the less its a fine guitar.