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Bass Setup

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

  1. Cantstandsya


    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


    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.

  4. Cantstandsya


    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.