Hi all: Here's a question. I, like probably many of you, write music using a variety of tunings. I probably have 4-5 favorites, plus alternative capo-ings too. I was wondering what strategies you all use when performing? How to you arrange your sets, do you use an small army of guitars, etc. I have watched some more famous alt-players like Ani DiFranco, and she has a guitar tech that swaps out guitars between songs for her, but I am assuming that many of you don't have such a luxury. The last 1 hour set I played, I brought about 4 guitars set up, and that was fairly smooth, but all the gear makes it a bit tough on a small stage.
It drives me crazy when a player spends too much time fiddling with his/her tuning between songs. There must be a better way though -- what are your strategies for making transitions smooth?