Hello Fellow Musicians !!
I’ve been checking out this forum for a little while now and while it seems to be sort of inactive, I still very much prefer it over the other forum that’s out there....
Recently, I have taken delivery of 2 TT Mobius Megatar’s, one is a Toneweaver that is tuned in 3rds the whole way down, and has a custom peg modification [so it can be played sitting down like a cello...] while the other is more traditional with the bass side [on top...] in 5ths, melody side in 4ths [all heavy strings run down the center] which to me is a very very logical tuning.
I also own a Warr Phalanx, where the melody strings run as a mirror image of the bottom bass strings [meaning heaviest strings run down the center of the neck…] and truth be told, I’m still trying to figure how best to tune that [right now melody is in an open tuning, bass side [bottom] is in 4ths...]
While I had always wanted to go the Stick route, as luck would have it – it never quite worked out for me, so in my quest to find a real good tapping instrument, I sought what I believed to be accesible, a Warr first, and the 2 Megatars a few months later [the Megatars only 1 week apart !!]
For me, the Megatars are the perfect instrument, as I like the logic behind them, along with the way the neck feels.
While I love my Warr as well, the neck is quite wide which limits me to un-crossed playing, which is a good thing as I do believe that variety is the spice of life when it comes to different instruments, etc….
*That being said, I'd love to find an older 8 string Warr guitar, set up entirely in 5ths from top to bottom.
My music/compositions can be considered experimental, as I am the result of being exposed to the 1980s downtown NYC art and music scene.
Hopefully this forum comes back to life, as there’s a wealth of knowledge here which I continue to absorb and the folks here seem real genuine.
Big George W
East Derby CT
WARR, Mobius Megatar, Syme, KYDD, Steinberger, Tune, Schecter, Mojo, ESP [...No Sticks !!]
digitech, T.C. Electronics, ART, Lexicon, GK, Bag End, Guild/Hartke, SWR, EV, Radial, Furman
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