anyway, i'm wondering how to have it set up so just going to ramble for a bit:
i had a MIJ VI in the 90's, and i just tried out the Pawn Shop version to get a quick reminder of the feel and how it might fit my current playing style.
the low E is a bit useless to me. i don't want to be a bass player (as i used to use it) and the looseness and lack of definition on a wobbly low E doesn't interest me.
when these were first announced i was fully expecting to re-tune the whole thing to A or B tuning, but after noodling on the Pawn Shop version i quite liked the register on my usual playing area (8-12 frets, from D-string up)...
so now i'm thinking maybe i could just substitute the low E for another A string, so there's 2 tuned to unison.. i know BIG phat distorted riffs and cool-as-**** clean drones would be good with that. although i might go with a slightly lighter guage than whatever the stock A string is, as its pretty hefty.
or i just go for A-A..
any other suggestions?