Anyone still play a standard tuned 6 string?

TheToneDig

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I split my tabs into tuning piles. E Standard tuning by far stacks nearly all the other tunings combined. Half-step down is the next biggest. The D Standard. Drop D. After that about 10 tabs in each tuning pile.
 

Bash_Man

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70%-80% of the time I am in standard E.. 20-30% of the time I use my other guitar that's tuned to E flat. But when practicing, jamming with friends or just noodling around, I stick to Standard E.

Cheers
 

Xmutx

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Standard majority of the time unless playing to a specific band's song. Standard got a weird rap in last few years and the notion that someone needs a 7/8/9-string to sound heavy or drop tuned to infinity is crazy. Some of the heaviest music we all base our interests on were in standard.
 

Nickfox99

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Started on standard. Moved to drop d and played mostly dropped tunings for years. Slowly moved back to standard tuning. Also changed my focus from learning harder rock and metal core kind of songs to blues so i think that explains the tuning transition. Still like both
 

* velcro-fly *

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Rock band plays in Eb; Acoustic plugged in band (soon to be full electric) is in standard A 440....I've actually come to prefer Eb and its a pain in the ass going back and forth on same guitars as the Eb rigs have settled in...
 

Jack Luminous

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Three superstrats and a tele in standard tuning, a B.C Rich in D, a Les Paul in D or drop-C and and an Ibanez MMM1 baritone for low tuning experimentation. Was in B/drop-A for a while and recently in G#/drop-F#. Big strings, just one full tone sharper than a standard bass. The F# string is 74 gauge. It's fun for riffing.
 
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Sneerim

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Mostly standard on 6 and 7, sometimes drop D, and I have a Drop pedal for when I want to play something that's tuned down. I also have one guitar that stays in open C.
 

DonLduk

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Several guitars:

Mostly E standard.
I have one (a bright one and 25.5" for D standard)
And got a second les paul for Eb.

I do keep the strings light. For example for E guitars I put 9s, and for D I put 10s.
 

That1Guy

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Standard and Eb or Drop D. Not ideal, but I learned on a nylon string classical with a huge neck and I still suck today
 
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