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Open Tuning an Epi Emperor Swingster

PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 1:20 am
by jawbone60
Jolene is working up a set with me for a competition and wants a bigger sound. The Regal Parlor guitar is good through either a Danelectro Nifty Fifty or a Silvertone 1482, but she was wondering if the big body jazz box- with overdriven pickups- would sound even better. the Regal has a stick-on piezo pickup where the Swingster has those killer overdrive pickups.

Opinions anyone?

Re: Open Tuning an Epi Emperor Swingster

PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2012 3:54 pm
by mudbelly
I sometimes use a Dearmond full hollow with some kind of Dearmontron pickup. It's open tuned for slide. Sounds just "ok" over driven with a full band and sounds better clean for solo coffee house stuff. Hope this helps.

Re: Open Tuning an Epi Emperor Swingster

PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 10:43 am
by jawbone60
in fact, she open tuned it and we tried it in 2 different amps, with the overdrive switches both on and off. she didn't like it much and she's back to the regal parlor with a piezo pickup for slide.
thanks mud!