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7 string, up or down?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by SLAPBASSPLAYA5, Aug 28, 2004.

  1. hey all, a friend of mine asked me if a 7 string bass goes one string deeper or one string higher then a 6 stringer. and honestly i didnt know, i mean i would imagine higher, but i dont know for sure, so i thought ask. thanks
  2. lyle

    lyle Guest

    Jan 10, 2004
    Vernon, B.C. Canada
    what ever floats your boat my man.
  3. are you serious man? they make a string deeper then a low B? geez thats crazy!
  4. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    Two lower actually... F# and a C# below that
  5. wait wait wait, ok lemme get this straight. now if i have a 7 string bass i could string it G,D,A,E,B,F#,C#???? thats insane! does anyone have a soundclip of a F# or C# string?
  6. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    The Knuckle basses website has some I think.. Stew Mckenzie has some on his site too I believe.
  7. Most people tune them BEADGCF, or F#BEADGC. Some tune them BEADGBE guitar style like I used to. As Mark pointed out, a few will do C#F#BEADG.
  8. r379


    Jul 28, 2004
    Dallas, Texas
    Boy, oh boy. And I'm still trying to decide when/if I want to buy my first 5 string. I'm so last century...
  9. john turner

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

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    i do F#beadgc and beadgbe as my main 7 string tunings. the mp3 in my sig was done on a bass equipped with a low f#.