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Re: new standard tuning

Dave about the NST:
> I find it kind of interesting that people would switch from one tuning
> to another (standard to New Standard), yet remain basically monogamous
> in their choice.  I use a number of different tunings, each with their
> own strengths and weaknesses.  Part of the motivation of NST is to
> break out of the rut, but I'd be afraid of falling into a new one.
You're right about the NST as a potential new rut, but after my experience
of learning NST, I'm a little sceptical about my ability to learn a dozen
more tunings. How long does it take you to get familiar with a new tuning?
(A VG-8 would probably make it easier to experiment ... oh well)
-Michael P