I'm primarily a rhythm guitarist who has recently taken up bass. I've been struck how easy the equal 4th intervals between strings is for scale patterns, which surely have as much relevance for lead guitar as bass guitar?
I imagine the standard guitar tuning is done for ease of chord shapes (as well as tradition) or for classical playing which also tends to involve chords of different types.
For someone playing strictly lead guitar, melody lines rather than chords, would this tuning work well? It feels like with 6 even-interval strings you could race around the fretboard more naturally.
Is this widely used, are there notable players who use this?