7 string bass tuning

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by patrickj, Jun 26, 2002.

  1. low F#

    5 vote(s)
  2. high F/E

    6 vote(s)
  3. something else

    0 vote(s)
  1. patrickj


    Aug 13, 2001
    Baltimore, MD
    I'm wondering the more 'useful' tuning - F# or high F (I'm thinking it would be the F#).

    I've seen this topic before, but the search engine won't allow the query '7 string tuning'.

  2. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member Administrator

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    actually, the low f# is fine, but requires special amplification to be really useful. few dedicated bass cabs do the low F# justice, ime. you need at least pa subs to handle it properly.

    i use low F# tuning often - like the mp3 in my sig, but my main tuning is b-e-a-d-g-b-e.