Hi, I'm new. I just got a relatively cheap 4/4 sized double bass. I've tuned it EADG, but the strings seem really really loose and I can't get much of a tone out of the E. The other 3 can be sounded, but I'm just wondering if I'm after tuning an octave too low or something. Is this possible? I'm a little reluctant to experiment in case I tune it too high and the thing explodes. Yeah, I know it's a dumb question. But anyone know any simple ways to check if I'm pitching in the right octave or not? None of these emoticons look quite embarrassed enough.