Bass Setup

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Cantstandsya, Nov 24, 2001.


  1. Cantstandsya

    Cantstandsya Supporting Member

    Jul 27, 2001
    Fontana, CA
    My band wants to start tuning down to E Flat. I was wondering, is this going to affect my setup that I just paid $30 for? I am mostly worried about the intonation.Would my strings also get a little floppy(and noisy)?
     
  2. EString

    EString

    Nov 20, 2000
    Los Altos, CA
    You know, there is a whole forum devoted to setup at Talkbass.
     
  3. It shouldn't affect your setup at all - string length and diameter will remain the same so intonation will stay where it needs to be, and tuning a half-step flat probably isn't enough of a change to cause problems with your action.

    Are they tuning to Eb to accomodate a singer? I know a couple of bands who tune a half-step flat to make it easier on vocalists - I've always thought that was a little strange, but what the hell.

    allan
     
  4. Cantstandsya

    Cantstandsya Supporting Member

    Jul 27, 2001
    Fontana, CA
    Yeah an engineer told us that it would make it easier on our singer . Our music is also pretty poppy and it makes us sound a little heavier.
     
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