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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by BassChase, Jun 28, 2007.
Do you sting your five string bass guitar BEADG or EADGC?
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.
D G C F Bb Short scale
I voted BEADG, but most of the time I tune A#D#G#C#F#
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.
I voted BEADG but I actually tune gospel standard (Bb, Eb, Ab, Db, Gb).
depends on the music
That's what sixers are for!
B-E-A-D-G. I'm really enjoying having those extra low notes. Fun, fun, fun!!!
wow. i've seen a few new-to-me tuning preferences. I'm a BtoG guy.
C-A-R-R-O-T-S- of course.
EADGC, but im soon selling it for a 6er, best of both worlds.
I hardly use the G string as it is. No need for a C here!
High C, but messing with high B for bottleneck.
Low B ftw.
Hah, I now use the FCGDA fifths tuning on my 5er!
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....
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!
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
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