Anyone know what tuning Thundercat is using?

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by Fionntallica, Jan 3, 2015.

  1. Fionntallica


    Jan 12, 2010
    So I've listening to a lot of Thundercat's recently, it's really been blowing my mind as to what is the next step for the bass in modern music. It's seems like a lot of his chordal playing goes into a very high register, does anyone know if he is using the standard tuning for a six string (BEADGC) or not?
  2. Mastodude


    Feb 6, 2011
    From studying his playing, it looks like standard.
  3. Geezer Slappington Harris

    Geezer Slappington Harris

    Nov 6, 2014
    no commercial affiliation
    12 years later, it sounds like hes using CFA#D#C on "Funny Thing" based on that low open C and the runs he's doing. Just a half step up, so maybe a pitch pedal.