Chording on a 6 is quite easy and I stick to stock tunings so I don’t confuse myself when switching instruments or head off to GC.
As for tips and tricks:
1) You only need two notes to “imply” the chord. One note for the root, letter name of the chord, and one to two more notes to give it the flavor, i.e. 7th chord voicing. You don’t have to kill yourself trying to play the full chord. This is a Joe Pass trick (jazz guitarist that was known for fast chording).
2) If you have a good legato, you can use the hammer/pull off/slide thing with your fretting hand to play the bass line, and your “plucking” hand to tap the two or three note chord voicing.
I’ve also used this approach to cover bass and piano duties for a friend’s coffee shop gig, where I was able to tap the important piano melodies while maintaining the bass lines with the other hand. It takes a minute to sort out, but it works quite well.
I hope this helps and good luck with the new toy