Standard to open tuning

EliE16

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I’m trying to avoid bringing multiple guitars to gigs .

We do only one song in the entire set in open A.

Is switching between standard tuning and open A once a night bad for the guitar ?
 

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Not bad for the guitar but your tuning stability will always be better if you leave a particular guitar in a set tuning. If it works musically, might be best to play the song in open A last. If not, it's not a huge deal. Tune away.
 

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What happens if your guitar has an issue unrelated to tuning change.....solder joint goes bad or pickup becomes unresponsive?
I don't think any truly professional muso would attend a gig without a backup instrument.
 
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Then I’ll switch to the back up I bring?

Am I missing something ?

I want to avoid bringing a third guitar for open tuning .
 

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Then I’ll switch to the back up I bring?

Am I missing something ?

I want to avoid bringing a third guitar for open tuning .
Don't let anybody's comment shake you.

Tuning your guitar to open A and back again will be fine.
 

EliE16

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Haha no not at all!

Its just funny I asked a question about tuning and all of sudden this clown is assuming I don’t bring a backup guitar - and he still didn’t bother to answer my question.
 

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Your solution makes sense and is helpful.

I just wanted to pose the question before I tried it .

You’re guy didn’t offer any solution.. How’s that a helpful member of the community?

I don’t owe him an apology, that’s ridiculous.
 

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