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How are most 7-String Basses Tuned?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Turbo, Feb 9, 2005.

  1. Turbo


    Mar 17, 2004
    Is it one string higher than 6 or one string lower?
  2. The standard Groove Tools by Conklin is tuned B-E-A-D-G-C-F, and it's probably the most popular 7-string on the market.

    Many people tune their 7-strings F#-B-E-A-D-G-C, though.
  3. pointbass

    pointbass Jersey to Georgia Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Nov 4, 2004
    Acworth, GA
    Endorsing Artist: FBB Bass Works
    I agree, usually B-F or F#-C ..... while not a 7 player myself, it seems that the 7 stringers like to really mess with alternative tunings, much more so than 6ers.
  4. what the ombudsman said