'Frequency values to notes conversion' chart for bass

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by Diggler, Feb 21, 2008.

1. Diggler

Mar 3, 2005
Western PA
Is anyone aware of a chart that shows the frequencies for notes in the typical bass guitar octaves?

I am playing an acoustic gig tomorrow using my acoustic bass, and may need to 'notch out' or 'tone down' some overbearing notes with my parametric EQ. A quick reference chart would be extremely helpful.

Thanks!

2. hunta

Dec 2, 2004
Washington, DC
B0 = 30.868 Hz
E1 = 41.204 Hz
A1 = 55 Hz
D2 = 73.416 Hz
G2 = 97.999 Hz
C3 = 130.813 Hz

3. projectMalamute

Jan 9, 2008
Westfield, MA, USA
here you go.

these frequencies are for as read on bass(notes written an octave higher than they sound).

4. bonzo4880

Sep 16, 2007
Baltimore, MD
5. JazzdoggLess barking, more wagging!

Jul 29, 2006
San Diego, CA
Hope this helps

6. BargeOn

Mar 19, 2004
CNY
Another interesting fact is that at 30hz I believe the wave length of the fundamental is around 17 meters or over 50ft.

7. projectMalamute

Jan 9, 2008
Westfield, MA, USA
speed of sound is ~1130 ft/sec, so to get wavelength for a given frequency you want 1130/f. 30hz gives you about 37 feet. I've actually got a spreadsheet with freq, wavelength, period in sec, and period in samples for a few common sample rates if anyone is interested.

8. Deacon_Blues

Feb 11, 2007
Finland
http://www.phy.mtu.edu/~suits/notefreqs.html

Good to know the wavelengths too if you're seeking explanations why certain notes resonate much better in a room than other. (Sure you can calculate it, but this is faster).

9. Diggler

Mar 3, 2005
Western PA
Thanks!

I printed out the spreadsheet and it will be a great help. I never memorized the frequencies so it would be a bit of trial and error before I hit the right one.