5 string bass guitar tuning

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by sebrodma, Jan 26, 2014.


  1. sebrodma

    sebrodma

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    Hi! I have a nice question. I'm in a new band and the last bass player was playing a 6 string bass. The thing that I have a 5 string bass and I was thinking about switching to a 6 string, but I don't have the money now... I saw that Justin Chancellor changed the tuning of his bass to BEDG on Parabola and I was thinking about doing the same (BEDGC or BECGC)... So, what you think about it? Thanks!!!
  2. KingRazor

    KingRazor

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    Tuning some of the strings in 4ths and not others would drive me crazy.

    I personally might go DGCFBb, gives me some notes both below and above standard tuning.

    Depends on what you need more though, if you need notes below D you'll probably want to keep the B string.

    Go ahead and try it but the patterns are going to be way different.
  3. sebrodma

    sebrodma

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    Is going to change a lot, so that's why I was thinking on C on the third string. And yes, I need the B, I will prefer to use one of my 4 string basses (Dropped D) and that's it, but I need at least 5 with them! Thanks for your answer!!!

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