Okay, I have 6 guitars currently, and most of them are standard tuning (4 of them, 2 are Eb).
So here's my dilemma:
I want to know what other tunings I should experiment with. I've done D tuning before but that was before I was really interested in that low of a tuning (I did C# standard once, interesting to say the least). Now, my issue is that I want to make all of my guitars different in some way (besides obvious stuff like pups). Here's what I have already decided:
Carvin JB200: Main axe, Eb tuning
RG2550: Eb tuning, my main Ibanez
RG560: Poor Man's AT100, Standard tuning
RC1720M (wait, what?
): this guitar will also be standard, once I get it in March.
So I am not sure what to do about these 3 guitars:
Since Steve Vai did use D tuning for the song Gravity storm and I have GS pups in the 1550, I'm thinking that this guitar should be D tuned. Not sure if Drop D would be better for this guitar or not
My main issue is that this guitar has an AMAZING blues tone when split with GS bridge and Ibanez S1, so E standard is an option for this as well.
RG580 is my reverse headstock Evo equipped monster. I love this guitar and am thinking of making this Eb like my carvin and rg2550, but can't decide.
RG685: Anything goes with this one as I need to get new pups for it anyway but can't really decide what I should use on this. Drop C#?
Now, I don't like super dropped tunings like B or whatever, and about the lowest I want to go is Drop C# (as Matias Kupiainen uses Drop C# in Stratovarius now). What does everyone think are tunings that I should have at least 1 of based on what I've decided already?