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Down-Tuned Bassists Club

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Seb Peters, Dec 21, 2011.

  1. Seb Peters

    Seb Peters

    Oct 21, 2011
    Do you play in a tuning lower than E standard? If so, This club is for you!

    Join us and be proud that you play lower!

    Tunings we accept:
    Eb standard
    D standard

    Any thing lower!

    No, A low 'B' string on a 5 string doesn't count.

    Current list:
    PandaInTheSky: Down-Tuned Bassist #01
    renejaime: #02
    altamont: #03
    JmJ: #04
    Actium: #05
    Thunderbird90: #06
    wmheilma: #07
    Barisaxman: #08
    nebmbass: #09
    FunkMetalBass: #10
    Catbuster: #11
    keiththebassist: #12
    bassmeknik: #13
    MRDOOM: #14
    Derek5272: #15
    Fathand: #16
    ThudThudThud: #17
    Orskeezio: #18
    NecroticImbecil: #19
    Unrepresented: #20
    rockstarbassist: #21
    babebambi: #22
    Sartori: #23
    Bassistwsp: #24
    crack-boom: #25
    Phormlyss: #26
    bassmastan: #27
    Lunatic_Pandora: #28
    klejst: #29
    jabsys: #30
  2. renejaime


    May 25, 2005
    for the past ~2 years I've been using


    I tried playing 5 string for a bit and just really couldn't get into it but I did enjoy have the extended lower range. This was the better solution for me.

    I use DR DDT strings and I'm able to keep a tight sounding C#.
  3. Seb Peters

    Seb Peters

    Oct 21, 2011
    Nice! I generally Stick to D standard (D-G-C-F) but Occasionally I drop the D to a C.

    PandaInTheSky: #01
    renejaime: #02
  4. I play E-A-D-G in one band and B-F#-B-E in the other one. Let em' loose!
  5. JmJ


    Jan 1, 2008
    Been doing A D G C F since forever, count me in!
  6. Seb Peters

    Seb Peters

    Oct 21, 2011
    Never tried that tuning before, sounds like a good idea though!
  7. Actium


    Jan 15, 2011
    D Standard.

    I played in E Standard for about one week before going to D and never looking back.
  8. Seb Peters

    Seb Peters

    Oct 21, 2011
    Current List:

    PandaInTheSky: #01
    renejaime: #02
    altamont: #03
    JmJ: #04
  9. Seb Peters

    Seb Peters

    Oct 21, 2011
    I did the same, it just feels better in every way.

    You're #05
  10. Hey guys :) I'm in Drop C tuning with my band, dabbled in B tuning, but just love Drop C and C standard.
  11. wmheilma


    Jan 5, 2010
    I had a call for a pick-up gig last spring where the guitar player told me at the last minute, "By the way, I play everything in drop D. You'll have to tune down a step or transpose on the fly." With no rehearsal and barely knowing the tunes, I swallowed hard and dropped my Modulus Q6 down to A D G C F.

    Damn that sounds bad ass!!!! Typically, I play in normal tuning as required by the gigs I do, but I picked up some heavier strings for the Q6 to be prepared.
  12. Barisaxman

    Barisaxman Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 17, 2005
    Omaha, NE
    Eb standard in my band....easier on the singer over the course of 4 hours.
  13. nebmbass


    Dec 14, 2011
    Portland ME
    D standard. I used drop D for a while, but I'm using chords far more now and prefer the standard positions better.

    It's also more metal >:]
  14. FunkMetalBass


    Aug 5, 2005
    Phoenix, Arizona 85029
    Endorsing Artist: J.C. Basses
    I tune my 6-string ADADGC, and I'm modifying a P-bass to utilize octave-below EADG. As well, another bass is getting a BADG tuning.
  15. Catbuster

    Catbuster Supporting Member

    Aug 25, 2010
    Louisville, KY.
    All three, plus Drop C on occasion.
  16. I'm in! Drop D for my band "Boo Radley's House"
  17. It took a while to convince the guitarist but we started doing this to help with singing about 6 months ago also. Eb standard is our new E...
  18. MRDOOM


    Jul 16, 2009
    Can I join? My Ibanez Soundgear is permanently kept in Drop-C.
  19. One of my basses is tuned to drop C# from D# standard (C# G# C# F#).
  20. Fathand

    Fathand 21st Century Distortion Man Supporting Member

    Sep 24, 2005
    I use:
    - D standard on the 4-strings (always)
    - A standard on the 5 string

    Same with the guitar, except I sometimes might use Drop-C on something.

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