Bass frequency ranges....

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by screamingdaisy, Oct 1, 2005.

  1. Does anyone know what frequency the open E string vibrates at?

    Also, if anyone knows;

    4th string tuned down to C#?

    5th string tuned to B?

    5th string tuned to A?

    Thanks. :)
  2. John C. Reilly

    John C. Reilly

    Feb 24, 2004
  3. Hollow Man

    Hollow Man Supporting Member

    Apr 28, 2003
    Springfield, VA
    Here's the equation:

    (unknown frequency) = (any lower known frequency)*2^(x/12), where x is the number of half-steps that your unknown frequency is above your known. Got it?

  4. westland


    Oct 8, 2004
    Hong Kong
    in Hertz

    B=31 (lowest B on the Piano)
  5. Dkerwood


    Aug 5, 2005
    For example:

    Low E is 41 htz. You want to know what low G# is. G# is 4 half steps above E. Now you apply the math.

    (Known frequency) times 2 to the power of (half steps above) divided by 12.

    41 Htz times 2 to the 4/12 (or 1/3) power = 41 times 1.230.

    We get about 50.4 Htz. Also remember that to create an octave higher, simply double the frequency. To create a lower octave, simply halve it.
  6. E=41Hz
    C#=34.5 Hz