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DBAG tuning

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by pklima, Jan 25, 2012.

  1. pklima

    pklima Commercial User

    May 2, 2003
    Kraków, Polska
    Karoryfer Samples
    Has anyone tried this tuning? I guess you'd need to restring your bass, but I think the creative possibilities would be worth the trouble.
  2. clutebass


    Jan 15, 2010
    Hot chicks tend to prefer guys who play in this tuning...
  3. JMimbs


    Jan 5, 2012
    Central Florida
    +1, True that. :rollno:
  4. Clef_de_fa

    Clef_de_fa Guest

    Dec 25, 2011
    why not tune all in 6th instead ??? like D,B,G#,F ??? Or all in 5th like a cello ( CGDA ).

    On of the master of wierd tuning is Micheal Manring and Zander Zon.
  5. I think you need to use this tuning to play in Van Halen
  6. Dave W

    Dave W Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2007
    White Plains
    I think it went right over your head...
  7. Hobobob

    Hobobob Don't feed the troll, folks.

    Jan 25, 2011
    Camarillo, CA
    That's it! That's the tuning that all of these local hardcore/metalcore/moroncore bands have been playing in! I was wondering how a riff that sounded sooo monotone could look like it had to be played all over the fretboard....
  8. caeman

    caeman The Root Master

    Sep 17, 2008

    I read the title and lol'd.
  9. pklima

    pklima Commercial User

    May 2, 2003
    Kraków, Polska
    Karoryfer Samples
    There is precedent for these kinds of tunings. For example, the violin is tuned GDAE which is Australian for "hello".
  10. VitalSigns


    May 8, 2011
    Central NY
    I have to say this to someone tomorrow! Hahah
  11. This was popular in Germany around the 1700s.

    They called it "DeutchBAG" tuning.

  12. ffutterman

    ffutterman Talentless Bass Enthusiast

    May 7, 2010
    I prefer EGAD tuning. People find it surprising and impressive.
  13. evanatch


    Jun 19, 2011
    If you want to be really metal, DEAD tuning is the way to go.
  14. I'm personally a fan of BADDAD tuning. My father taught it to me. Can never get it to sound good though...
  15. TNCreature

    TNCreature Jinkies!

    Jan 25, 2010
    Philadelphia Burbs
  16. I tried tuning to CACA but it sounded like crap.
  17. caeman

    caeman The Root Master

    Sep 17, 2008
    I've heard of Irish Death-Metal rockers using DEED tuning.
  18. charlie monroe

    charlie monroe Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2011
    Buffalo, NY
    I used DBAG tuning exclusively until I graduated high school.
    Since I am now closer to 50 than 18 I have switched to AGED. Seems to help hold the groove down better, and not nearly as distracting.
  19. Bloodhammer

    Bloodhammer Twinkle Twinkle Black Star

    Jul 7, 2009
    Shreveport, Louisiana
  20. TornadoFX


    Nov 20, 2011
    I hate my city.. i play in CAGE..

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