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5-string Tuning Poll

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

  1. BEADG

    229 vote(s)
  2. EADGC

    33 vote(s)
  1. mark beem

    mark beem Wait, how does this song start again?? Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    Alabama, USA
    B-E-A-D-G for me.. When I've had more than one, I have tuned it A-D-A-D-G
  2. ggunn


    Aug 30, 2006
    Austin, TX
    Why would you want to have two strings tuned only a whole tone apart?
  3. Ale


    Jul 5, 2006
    Endorsing Artist: IGiG Cases
    Both , depends on the gig. I mostly play jazz and do a lot of solo stuff so the high C is nice , and i dont like the fat neck of a 6-string.
  4. Tom Howland

    Tom Howland Supporting Member

    Feb 11, 2003
    I have a fretless EADGC.

    And, a fretted BEADG.

    I use the fretless for jazzy, solo stuff.
    The fretted for the big low groove thing.

    Never got use to a 6-string.
    Played one for 3 years.
  5. Ben B

    Ben B

    Jul 13, 2006
    San Diego, CA
    BEADG. I don't need any higher notes than I can reach on the G string. Even though I rarely go lower that D, I like the B string because I don't have to change my left hand position as much as I do with a 4 string.

  6. Jeff Martinez

    Jeff Martinez

    May 10, 2005
    Denver, CO
    Mostly EADGC, but quite often ADADA or DGDGD. Once I finish saving my pennies for a Conklin 10-string, my fivers will be just used for alternate tunings.:hyper:
  7. Jim Carr

    Jim Carr Dr. Jim Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 21, 2006
    Denton, TX or Kailua, HI
    fEARful Kool-Aid dispensing liberal academic card-carrying union member Musicians Local 72-147
    My Valenti fretless (so sexy) is EADGC, but my Lakland is BEADG. Different styles/applications == different tunings! :hyper:
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