Mudcat Café message #923063 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #58297   Message #923063
Posted By: JedMarum
31-Mar-03 - 09:41 PM
Thread Name: Drop-D; wrong all these years?
Subject: RE: Drop-D; wrong all these years?
By the way, I use Drop-D pretty regularly. It is easy enough to adjust that one string, even on the fly - and the bas line options are really exciting. Besides, my big ol' Larrivee really has the voice for that low D! I only use it when I'm playing in D, I don;t suppose it would offer much advantage otherwise ...

But switching to a Vestipol tuning on-stage is not for the faint of heart! In fact, that's a downright problem if you're going to swith back too. When I've done it on-stage, I've planned it carefully, and always made it the last song of the set. If I did it regularly, I'd have a secnd guitar handy for that purpose - but then you just get into too damn many instruments. 1 Banjo and 1 guitar are already as much as I care to mess with, add in harminca/holder, flatpicks, water, capos, electronic tuners, SH*T! That's a lotta gear for folk music!!