At 6/25/11 07:56 PM, SomaGuye wrote:
Non experimentation leads to guitarists like Slash.
That's not experimentation. That's being drunk at 2AM and trying to find something to kill the time before you pass out. Experimentation would be fooling around with scales and chords, then figuring out what works with each other.
At 6/25/11 10:10 PM, Oolaph wrote:
It allows you to play chords that would otherwise be near impossible to finger using standard tuning.
Now you're talking about exotic tunings. Chords are for noobs anyways.
Or if you're into song writing and want to be creative.
Spilled my tea there.
Or if you've only played in standard before, which is the case for many, many people.
Hardly the case with me. I'm being a dick because I gone through this phase, I know what I'm talking about and I have experience.
At 6/26/11 04:18 PM, SomaGuye wrote:
Don't know much about tension do ya.
Don't know much about guitars with scale lengths other than 25.5", do ya... or guitars with floating-bridges.
I can't tune my guitar to anything other than standard or Drop D without having to flip my guitar around, open up it's bridge cavity and then release hell upon it for the next hour or two, trying to readjust the springs so the tension would be appropriate for the tuning that I'm changing it to. Extremely annoying and I don't think it's a defect, more or less a way to teach people to stfu and stick to Standard.
The amount of things I can do with a floating-bridge outpoints the convenience of playing in different tunings.