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5-string Tuning Poll

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by BassChase, Jun 28, 2007.


  1. BEADG

    229 vote(s)
    87.4%
  2. EADGC

    33 vote(s)
    12.6%
  1. BassChase

    BassChase

    Nov 22, 2006
    Do you sting your five string bass guitar BEADG or EADGC?
     
  2. I was going to string my bass E-C but when I heard the low B on it I couldn't do it...although I'm still a bit intrigued, maybe I'll get a cheapo 5er and string it E-C.
     
  3. ii7-V7

    ii7-V7

    Aug 4, 2002
    Baltimore, MD
    D G C F Bb Short scale
     
  4. Jayhawk

    Jayhawk

    Sep 6, 2006
    Kansas City
    I voted BEADG, but most of the time I tune A#D#G#C#F#
     
  5. Jeb

    Jeb

    Jul 22, 2001
    USA
    5 strings are wonderful tools, especially for left hand position in flat keys. So I like B-E-A-D-G. I've never hit my open string low B during a gig (wait, yeah I have, but I was only kidding). I've nailed that low D a time or two. In Bb? That low 3rd is right there. F on the B string? All the time.
     
  6. Basseroni

    Basseroni

    Oct 17, 2006
    Southern California
    Endorsing Artist: Aguilar Amplification, Dunlop/MXR
    I voted BEADG but I actually tune gospel standard (Bb, Eb, Ab, Db, Gb).
     
  7. brendanbass

    brendanbass

    Oct 20, 2006
    Indiana
    neither! DEADG!
     
  8. depends on the music
     
  9. DanielleMuscato

    DanielleMuscato

    Jun 19, 2004
    Columbia, Missouri, USA
    Endorsing Artist, Schroeder Cabinets
    That's what sixers are for!
     
  10. ERIC31

    ERIC31

    Jul 1, 2002
    Maricopa, AZ
    B-E-A-D-G. I'm really enjoying having those extra low notes. Fun, fun, fun!!!
     
  11. jamontap

    jamontap Supporting Member

    May 26, 2007
    Cartersville, GA
    wow. i've seen a few new-to-me tuning preferences. I'm a BtoG guy.
     
  12. C-A-R-R-O-T-S- of course.
     
  13. EADGC, but im soon selling it for a 6er, best of both worlds.
     
  14. I hardly use the G string as it is. No need for a C here!
     
  15. High C, but messing with high B for bottleneck.
     
  16. Nikoubis

    Nikoubis

    May 3, 2007
    Athens, Greece
    Low B ftw.
     
  17. bassist324

    bassist324

    Aug 29, 2006
    Hah, I now use the FCGDA fifths tuning on my 5er!
     
  18. tkozal

    tkozal

    Feb 16, 2006
    New York City
    E-C two of them...

    never had the need for lower (have a 6 I never use), use the E-C for easy chording and such...great for that....the Carvins Piezo pup helps bring out a clear, ringing sound....
     
  19. Low B upwards....never found much use for the High C in the bands and music I've been playing. Bought a 6er once, fooled around with it....then sold it when it didn't prove to be a whole lotta use to me!:bassist:
     
  20. nastyn8c

    nastyn8c

    Feb 7, 2005
    Tampa, FL
    BEADG, though it depends on playing style. I love thunderous lows. I also love chording and using some nice licks up high. So I have a BEADGC 6 :D
     
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