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7 String tunings

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Flag2Flag, Apr 4, 2006.


  1. Flag2Flag

    Flag2Flag

    Dec 30, 2005
    Austin, TX
    Hey does anyone know any common 7 string tuning options. im considering getting one, but i just wanna see what others are doing.
    Thanks
    Scott
     
  2. the two tunings that i know are F#BEADGC and the one i like is BEADGCF
     
  3. Human Bass

    Human Bass

    Aug 26, 2005
    Im afraid that F# is one of that super low frequencies that makes people puke.
     
  4. Mark Wilson

    Mark Wilson Supporting Member

    Jan 12, 2005
    Toronto, Ontario
    Endorsing Artist: Elixir® Strings
    Don't let Jean hear ya say that.

    Actually, I think he'd try to use that as a set in his shows.

    the most common tuning for a 7-string (i'd say) is BEADGCF low to high.


    -Mark
     
  5. Yea those posted above are pretty common. However, Fellow TBer John Turner tunes his 7's like 7 string guitars, BEADGBE. But with a 7 string I think your tuning options are pretty much endless and is all up to the player. I hope to get one and I plan on tuning it ADADGCF.
     
  6. SoulMaim

    SoulMaim

    Dec 1, 2005
    Ontario
    Just curious, what 7 strings are you considering buying?
    I want one myself, and have been considering the conklin groove tools 7 lately.
     
  7. AEADGBE (7-string jazz guitar tuning, "invented" by George Van Eps) is what mine will be tuned to, as soon as I figure who I want to build it. :^|
     
  8. as said before the most common is probly BEADGCF

    BEADGBE
    F#BEADGC
    F#BEADGB
    AEADGCF
    AEADGBE
    ADADGCF
    ADGCFBbEb

    are probly the most popular ones, but u can tune it however you want as long as u can get the strings not to break ;-)
     

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