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What's your bass tuned to?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Kollektor, Jan 22, 2013.

  1. Kollektor

    Kollektor

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    I've been messing around with different tuning's for my 5 string ever since I bought a 6 string (now tuned to ADADGC) to use for the band I'm in.
    So far, all I've come up with on the 5 is CFACD#. It's pretty fun to bounce around in clean, as well as blast through w/ distortion.

    If anyone else has any other weird/awkward tuning's, please share.
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  4. Baird6869

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    BbEbAbDbGb
    BEADG
    EbAbDbGb
    EADGC

    So basically standard tuning on all 5ers, but generally 1/2 step down. Mostly with a B string, but increasingly with a C.
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    ffutterman Talentless Bass Enthusiast Supporting Member

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    I'm in a death metal band, so I have 5 B strings on my bass and tuned them all down to A. :bag:
  7. Kollektor

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    I may be drunk... but that makes no sense.
    I'd love to hear it. :ninja:
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    Snakeman1066 Supporting Member

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    on my 4 bangers E Flat on down...

    on my fivers B flat on down...

    or basically i tune a half step down from standard..lol
  9. Kollektor

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    C1 G1 D2 A2
  11. DiabolusInMusic

    DiabolusInMusic Functionless Art is Merely Tolerated Vandalism Supporting Member

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    A = 440 and to tuned to 4ths. Your weird tunings seems bizarre and confusing.
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  13. FVESTRINGER

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    BEADF#
    BbEbAbDbF
    C#G#C#F#

    Basically dropped tuning only on four string basses.
    Dropping the "G" string on the 5ers makes things more interesting.
  14. worxforme

    worxforme Supporting Member

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    One band: CFBbEbAb

    One band: BEADG
  15. GhettoSmurf187

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    C#G#C#F#
    DADG
    EADG
  16. kirkdickinson

    kirkdickinson Supporting Member

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    Is that cello tuning, or is it an octave lower. And why?
  17. Sartori

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    My Rickenbacker and my Ibanez 4001 copy are tuned EADG, as is my acoustic fretless.

    My modded Peavey is tuned BEAD.
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  19. Wallace320

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    With metal band it's:
    A, D, G, C, F on 5er
    D, G, C, F on 4er (C, G, C, F: whenever a detuner is on)

    With cover band it's:
    B, E, A, D, G on 5er
    E, A, D, G on 4er (D, A, D, G: whenever a detuner is on)

    Cheers,
    Wallace
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    d a d g 436 hz

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