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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by god of bass, Feb 4, 2005.
Hi, does anyone here own a 6 string bass? I'm just curious. If so, what tuning do you use?
I also use standard tuning on my 6. BEADGC lowest to highest.
There may be some 6-stringers who tune EADGCF or even F#BEADG or drop-tunings such as drop-A, but I use standard tuning on mine.
Here at TB , a 6 string bass isn't anything special. There are many people who play 6 + basses
BEADGC here as well, which is 'the norm'. I currently have only one sixer, but I'll have more before too long =0)
I use to use guitar tuning as well, just went to BEADGB as I discovered a .135 or .145 can make a 34" scale low B work, the .128 I had used before was terrible.
Tuning in fourths makes sense if you are a bassist only, I play guitar 80% of the time and already learned all the chords dealing with the guitar's 3rd interval so I might as well use it.
Yeah I've heard of lot's of people here on the board tuning their bass to EADGBE...Im not a guitar player so it wouldn't make sense to me, but my current sixer is tuned in fourths...So I get BEADGC, I should really experiment with different tunings...Is it really that different playing in guitar tuning?
i own a 7 and i tune it BEADGCF....
Try EADGCF to start out with. Then go to EBDAC#E then DADF#C#E.
Try not to think of any altered tuning as "different". Think of it as a new way of unlocking your ears and fingers from the barriers of YEARS of playing in a standard tuning. Works for me.....
QUOTE=Fret-less Six]Yeah I've heard of lot's of people here on the board tuning their bass to EADGBE...Im not a guitar player so it wouldn't make sense to me, but my current sixer is tuned in fourths...So I get BEADGC, I should really experiment with different tunings...Is it really that different playing in guitar tuning?[/QUOTE]
I can't play..
Mark, shame on you tell us about your EIGHT/NINE STRING BASSES
My Cirrus six is tuned ADGCFBb.
My Ibanez six is tuned BEADGC.
both of mine are B-C
i prefer standard tuning b/c i dont have a guitar background and i do a lot of reading, so changing things up would confuse the heck out of me when sight reading and i dont need any help being bad at my reading!
Yeah, I read about 50% of the time, so the B-C tuning is best for me too .....
My fretless BEADGC