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Down-Tuned Bassists Club

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Seb Peters, Dec 21, 2011.


  1. Seb Peters

    Seb Peters

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2011
    Do you play in a tuning lower than E standard? If so, This club is for you!

    Join us and be proud that you play lower!

    Tunings we accept:
    Eb standard
    Drop-D
    D standard

    Any thing lower!

    No, A low 'B' string on a 5 string doesn't count.

    Current list:
    PandaInTheSky: Down-Tuned Bassist #01
    renejaime: #02
    altamont: #03
    JmJ: #04
    Actium: #05
    Thunderbird90: #06
    wmheilma: #07
    Barisaxman: #08
    nebmbass: #09
    FunkMetalBass: #10
    Catbuster: #11
    keiththebassist: #12
    bassmeknik: #13
    MRDOOM: #14
    Derek5272: #15
    Fathand: #16
    ThudThudThud: #17
    Orskeezio: #18
    NecroticImbecil: #19
    Unrepresented: #20
    rockstarbassist: #21
    babebambi: #22
    Sartori: #23
    Bassistwsp: #24
    crack-boom: #25
    Phormlyss: #26
    bassmastan: #27
    Lunatic_Pandora: #28
    klejst: #29
    jabsys: #30
     
  2. renejaime

    renejaime

    Joined:
    May 25, 2005
    Location:
    Austin
    for the past ~2 years I've been using

    C#
    F#
    B
    E

    I tried playing 5 string for a bit and just really couldn't get into it but I did enjoy have the extended lower range. This was the better solution for me.

    I use DR DDT strings and I'm able to keep a tight sounding C#.
     
  3. Seb Peters

    Seb Peters

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2011
    Nice! I generally Stick to D standard (D-G-C-F) but Occasionally I drop the D to a C.

    List:
    PandaInTheSky: #01
    renejaime: #02
     
  4. altamont

    altamont

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2011
    Location:
    Montreal, QC (Canada)
    I play E-A-D-G in one band and B-F#-B-E in the other one. Let em' loose!
     
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  6. JmJ

    JmJ

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2008
    Location:
    NYC
    Been doing A D G C F since forever, count me in!
     
  7. Seb Peters

    Seb Peters

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2011
    Never tried that tuning before, sounds like a good idea though!
     
  8. Actium

    Actium

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2011
    D Standard.

    I played in E Standard for about one week before going to D and never looking back.
     
  9. Seb Peters

    Seb Peters

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2011
    Current List:

    PandaInTheSky: #01
    renejaime: #02
    altamont: #03
    JmJ: #04
     
  10. Seb Peters

    Seb Peters

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2011
    I did the same, it just feels better in every way.

    You're #05
     
  11. Thunderbird90

    Thunderbird90

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2011
    Location:
    Newcastle, Australia
    Hey guys :) I'm in Drop C tuning with my band, dabbled in B tuning, but just love Drop C and C standard.
     
  12. wmheilma

    wmheilma

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2010
    I had a call for a pick-up gig last spring where the guitar player told me at the last minute, "By the way, I play everything in drop D. You'll have to tune down a step or transpose on the fly." With no rehearsal and barely knowing the tunes, I swallowed hard and dropped my Modulus Q6 down to A D G C F.

    Damn that sounds bad ass!!!! Typically, I play in normal tuning as required by the gigs I do, but I picked up some heavier strings for the Q6 to be prepared.
     
  13. Barisaxman

    Barisaxman Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2005
    Location:
    Omaha, NE
    Eb standard in my band....easier on the singer over the course of 4 hours.
     
  14. nebmbass

    nebmbass

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2011
    Location:
    Portland ME
    D standard. I used drop D for a while, but I'm using chords far more now and prefer the standard positions better.

    It's also more metal >:]
     
  15. FunkMetalBass

    FunkMetalBass

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2005
    Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona 85029
    Disclosures:
    Endorsing Artist: J.C. Basses
    I tune my 6-string ADADGC, and I'm modifying a P-bass to utilize octave-below EADG. As well, another bass is getting a BADG tuning.
     
  16. Catbuster

    Catbuster

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2010
    Location:
    Varied places around the world
    All three, plus Drop C on occasion.
     
  17. keiththebassist

    keiththebassist

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2010
    Location:
    Santa Rosa, California
    I'm in! Drop D for my band "Boo Radley's House"
     
  18. bassmeknik

    bassmeknik

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2009
    Location:
    Fair Haven, MI
    It took a while to convince the guitarist but we started doing this to help with singing about 6 months ago also. Eb standard is our new E...
     
  19. MRDOOM

    MRDOOM

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2009
    Location:
    California
    Can I join? My Ibanez Soundgear is permanently kept in Drop-C.
     
  20. Derek5272

    Derek5272

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2007
    Location:
    Alberta, Canada
    One of my basses is tuned to drop C# from D# standard (C# G# C# F#).
     
  21. Fathand

    Fathand

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2005
    Location:
    Finland
    I use:
    - D standard on the 4-strings (always)
    - A standard on the 5 string

    Same with the guitar, except I sometimes might use Drop-C on something.
     

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