DROP C HELP: g to f?

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by heretic, Sep 9, 2004.

  1. I know that to get drop C you tune down drop D a whole step... but I dont understand why the g would be F. On my tuner it reads E instead of F when its dropped down a step :eyebrow:

    can someone please explain the process to me...
    THANKS :cool:
  2. fatdawg


    Sep 7, 2004
    no, your tuner is right. Tune up in fourths from 'C' and you get C,F,B,E. The G is tuned down to F if you are tuned to D and dropping the D to C.
  3. C, F, Bb, Eb, to be specific. I have played with my bass in this tuning for about 2 years (of my total 3 years playing), and I love the tuning! I can play low on my 4-string so it sounds like a 5-string, I can bend notes up minor 3rds, and I get a really unique laid-back, punchy tone.

    It's great!