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Gabriel Leopardi
post Jan 10 2020, 03:39 PM
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I was watching some Kris's guitar jams and it made me think if I play differently on different guitars because that's what I can see on him. He keeps his own style but notice the differences influenced by the guitar. This can be related to guitar tone, shape, fretboard, and who knows if there are even more subjective elements like color or texture.

In my case, I can say that I don't only play differently on different guitars, I compose different type of songs and music based on the guitar that I'm using. That's why it's so inspiring to get more and more guitars!! laugh.gif

What do you think? Do you play differently on different guitars?


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post Jan 10 2020, 07:14 PM
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Big yes, I think the major thing I'm influenced is the sound and then comes the physical differences of what I'm used to.


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post Jan 10 2020, 08:42 PM
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Absolutely! Playing in a cover band as I have done, there is quite a bit of tone matching that goes on when emulating different songs. Having a strat style guitar with some single coils and something else with some humbuckers is a big help in this regard as it broadens the spectrum of what you can emulate. And when composing, the same is true depending on what kind of tone you are looking for. Different tools for different jobs or maybe comparable to an artist having many different brushes and colors to work with in the creative process.
I would also certainly say that the style of instrument that I use greatly influences how I play in most cases. For example, I tend to approach things differently when I play my Strat with single coils than I would when playing my Les Paul with humbuckers. Although my Ibanez is a bit more versatile which allows me to be able to cover elements of both worlds to some extent. Yes, more guitars is good! biggrin.gif
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post Jan 14 2020, 04:54 PM
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Big yes, I think the major thing I'm influenced is the sound and then comes the physical differences of what I'm used to.



Yeah, tone also really influences my playing as much as my guitar.


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post Jan 14 2020, 05:04 PM
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I have 4 guitars, 1 classical and 3 electric all tuned differently (Standard, Eb and Drop C) and I think it's a great setup. The Drop C setting makes it a bit harder to play freely, because I haven't learnt the fretboard properly yet and I'm just lagging but besides that, it works GREAT for me!

Yes, I play differently on each of the guitars. I think their body types are crucial. I somehow always end up playing Hard Rock on the LP, heavier stuff on the SG and the Superstrat gets more scale runs than any other guitar and it happened often even before I changed tuning on two of them smile.gif


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