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Old 08-26-2014, 10:10 PM   #11
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Three - acoustic, acoustic slide, electric slide. I used to change open slide tunings between sets, and standard to drop D between songs.
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Old 08-27-2014, 01:44 AM   #12
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What's the reason for detuning to Eb - to accomodate the singer, heavier sound, easier playing?

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Its done that way to purley accommodate the singer and make his job easier.
We play half a step down from standard tuning.
It does also maybe give a slightly heavier edge to it all also
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Old 08-27-2014, 12:25 PM   #13
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At least three and usually four; two E flat tuned six strings, Rickenbacker 12 string, and my Candy Apple Red 5 string Strat tuned to Open G. If I feel like doing some slide guitar blues, I'll bring my Kingston/Teisco 1 pickup, which works great for that purpose.

You should always have a spare guitar on gigs in case something goes wrong.
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Old 08-27-2014, 01:59 PM   #14
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At least three and usually four; two E flat tuned six strings, Rickenbacker 12 string, and my Candy Apple Red 5 string Strat tuned to Open G. If I feel like doing some slide guitar blues, I'll bring my Kingston/Teisco 1 pickup, which works great for that purpose
And I suppose this guy is your roadie???


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Old 08-27-2014, 05:00 PM   #15
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I try to keep it to one. Hauling stuff is young man's work, and I'm no longer a young man.
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Quite a variance. From what I'm reading, if I show up with my LP, may Strat, and my LP Faded Studio as a spare, I won't be much different from other players.

Last night at rehearsal, I learned about having extra cables. One of my new ones has a flakey end and our other guitarist's went. Gotta buy more cables...

Our setlist is shaping up to where there are some songs that will just want a strat (SRV, Clapton) and others that will just want an LP (Zeppelin, Doobie Brothers). I like playing each guitar for different reasons...so rather than choose for now I'll see how switching back and forth works.

As much as I love my LP, if I had to stick with one guitar, I think it would be my strat. It's just more verstatile...
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Old 08-27-2014, 06:44 PM   #17
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Last night at rehearsal, I learned about having extra cables. One of my new ones has a flakey end and our other guitarist's went. Gotta buy more cables...


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Im gonna wave goodbye to leads soon and go wirless.
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Old 08-28-2014, 02:39 AM   #18
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And I suppose this guy is your roadie???


He could roadie for me anytime. If you lived closer, I'd hire you.

I carry four or five guitars on gigs because they're all different and serve different purposes. I like authenticity. The Stones tunes sound great with the Open G Strat, and the Rickenbacker 12 string is perfect for 60's jangle rock we play.
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He could roadie for me anytime. If you lived closer, I'd hire you.

I carry four or five guitars on gigs because they're all different and serve different purposes. I like authenticity. The Stones tunes sound great with the Open G Strat, and the Rickenbacker 12 string is perfect for 60's jangle rock we play.
Shoot...if I had Mr. Steroid Lad as a roadie, I'd bring all my planks to every show too. But I'm an old man. Lugging guitars is work.
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There was a guy on here who used to take two of everything when he gigged: two amps, two pedal boards (his board was massive), a huge bag of cables etc., and a whole squad of guitars. He was super anal though and kind of a nutjob though.
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