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C Flat Tuning

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by minibassg, Apr 15, 2015.


  1. minibassg

    minibassg

    Apr 15, 2015
    Hi,

    I was asked to tune my 5 strings bass to C Flat Tuning,
    but didn't get how should I tune each string for that.

    Would love some help :)
     
  2. tfer

    tfer

    Jan 1, 2014
    C Flat is B. Your leg is being pulled.
     
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  3. Carl Hillman

    Carl Hillman

    Jan 1, 2010
    It's hard to know what is meant by that.

    The standard 5-string bass tuning has the lowest string tuned to a low Cb (enharmonically and more commonly known as a B natural)
     
    Last edited: Apr 18, 2015
  4. minibassg

    minibassg

    Apr 15, 2015
    this is what he sent me...
    c-flat-melodic-minor-scale-on-bass-clef.
     
  5. 2.6kHz

    2.6kHz

    Jul 9, 2014
    Stow, MA
    This sounds like the old Navy trick of sending a new sailor to request 500 feet of chow line.
     
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  6. tfer

    tfer

    Jan 1, 2014
    I once sent a guy into a store to find a pipe stretcher.
     
  7. Or send a guy to the ships supply officer to get some E.A.R. wax...
     
  8. petey293

    petey293

    Dec 30, 2013
    Rapid City, SD
    hehe c flat
    that's a good one
     
  9. Jason Tubbs

    Jason Tubbs

    Nov 5, 2014
    USA
    Tell them you need to borrow their left-handed string winder.
     
  10. Hahaha

    Hahaha

    Sep 26, 2003
    Olympia, WA USA
    A pound of vacuum is a useful addition to a speaker enclosure if you're tuning to Cb.

    He got that scale from Basicmusictheory.com? Maybe he's serious, and seriously in need of further education.
     
  11. You can't tune a bass to a scale. You only play it. Not to be snarky, but I don't think either you, or the guy who gave you this has enough experience to be worrying about melodic minor scales...
     
  12. Jon Moody

    Jon Moody Commercial User

    Sep 9, 2007
    Kalamazoo, MI
    Manager of Brand Identity & Development, GHS Strings, Innovation Double Bass Strings, Rocktron
    +1.

    Especially since, for a melodic minor scale, ascending and descending are different and the OP only posted half.
     
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  13. mambo4

    mambo4

    Jun 9, 2006
    Dallas
    Yes you would need another bass for the second half of the scale.
     
  14. Jon Moody

    Jon Moody Commercial User

    Sep 9, 2007
    Kalamazoo, MI
    Manager of Brand Identity & Development, GHS Strings, Innovation Double Bass Strings, Rocktron
    And now I need a towel to wipe the coffee off my computer screen.
     
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  15. Lownote38

    Lownote38

    Aug 8, 2013
    Nashville, TN
    Only in classical. Not in jazz.
     
  16. Yools

    Yools

    Jul 24, 2009
    Deepinaharta, TX
    We used to tell other kids that they need a metric adjustable wrench to work on their bike. I actually knew a kid who went into a hardware store and asked for one and they sold him a new adjustable wrench.

    Good times, good times....
     
  17. Mushroo

    Mushroo Supporting Member

    Apr 2, 2007
    Massachusetts, USA
    Bring me the breastplate stretcher!
     
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  18. The Bass Clef

    The Bass Clef “the brian” Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 17, 2010
    Southern California
    Pick up a bottle of blinker fluid for your car while you're at it. ;)
     

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