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Gigging guitars

Post  milklizard on Fri Jan 20, 2012 2:46 am

How many guitars to you typically bring along to shows to accommodate for all of your tunings? I know there are a few tunings that are usually just a string or two different.

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Post  Tim TTNG on Fri Jan 20, 2012 4:19 am

Ah interesting question! It's a constant battle to spread the number of tunings across a certain number of guitars. Typically I take two guitars out but I might be making it three this year. If it was financially possible I'd probably have a guitar for each tuning but that would be ridiculous and also a pain to transport. Luckily a friend of mine has helped out a lot on tour this year with tunings so even if it's spread between two guitars it has saved a lot of time during a set. A problem of course with all these tunings is that the guitars are not actually set up for each specific tuning so you start to get onto set up issues - had a pretty hard time in the studio recently because of this!

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Post  milklizard on Fri Jan 20, 2012 4:21 am

Tim TTNG wrote:A problem of course with all these tunings is that the guitars are not actually set up for each specific tuning so you start to get onto set up issues - had a pretty hard time in the studio recently because of this!

Do you mean that in regard to things like the string sizes and action and whatnot?

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Post  Tim TTNG on Fri Jan 20, 2012 4:28 am

Yep exactly that. I've always my guitars set up for standard tuning but will probably need to do some massive analysis of all the tunings I use, which tunings will be use don each guitar, and what would be the best tuning to get them set up to. There's a tuning I've been using where the G goes right up to a C and that can cause some pain!

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Post  milklizard on Fri Jan 20, 2012 4:38 am

Tim TTNG wrote:Yep exactly that. I've always my guitars set up for standard tuning but will probably need to do some massive analysis of all the tunings I use, which tunings will be use don each guitar, and what would be the best tuning to get them set up to. There's a tuning I've been using where the G goes right up to a C and that can cause some pain!

Yeah, I can see why that would be an issue. Have you just been using standard .10s? I typically use a .09 set for the high 3 strings and a .10 set for the lower 3.

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Post  Tim TTNG on Fri Jan 20, 2012 6:57 am

Usually just .10s but I have a couple of tunings where I've started using two b strings instead of a g

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What guitars do you own?

Post  MattFlynn on Mon Jan 23, 2012 6:58 am

Just a few questions:

You said you own several guitars, which ones?
What is your favourite guitar?
What was your first guitar?

Thanks! Can't wait to see you play again!

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Post  Tim TTNG on Mon Jan 23, 2012 7:21 am

Hi, I have a Patrick eggle Berlin (my first guitar), a prs ce22 and a prs swampash special (newer model). Not sure I have a favourite really, maybe the swampash as its newest! : )

How about yourself?

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Post  MattFlynn on Mon Jan 23, 2012 7:45 am

Your first guitar was a Patrck Eggle Berlin, nice! I have a Yamaha Pacifica (first guitar) and a BC Rich Mockingbird Special, which I brought as I was going through my 'metal stage' about 5 years ago haha. It produces a surprising nice clean tone though which I usually use now for my band.

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