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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by BassPlayer95, Jul 13, 2012.
I think Low C would be better (low to high) : A-C-G-C-F or tune the low B to a low G
oh yeah I forgot : Drop C tuning means you only detune 1 string most of the time (especially 4 strings). If you would like to tune all your strings lower (like I mentioned in my previous comment) it's called Low C tuning. I think you meant that
That's what I would do. Get some DDT strings, and drop it to CGCF, or CFBbEb.
Get a Schecter, you won't regret it.
I had my 5 string Spector tuned D G C F A# for a bit and really dug the sound and lax feel of the strings. The tone of an instrument def takes on a different character with dropped tunings plus I got a bit of extended range which was great for chording.
My current band plays in drop D down 1/2 step (C#, G#, C#ect.) which is neither here nor there for a 5 string. I've tried dropping the B to A# to G# to maintain a 5th below the C# and hate it. If I leave it as A# it still doesn't sound great and I can't wrap my mind around what to do 6th below option... Plus , a rarely use anything past the first 2 strings anyhoo so the extended range does nothing for me. I prefer my 4 strings in is context tuned to match the guitars with a .110 for the low C#. I'd probably go .115 -.120 for C tuning.
Clear as mud?
Sounds like I meant low C. Lol. And I suppose another great bass player (Paul Gray, RIP) did tune a 4 string BEAD. So, I could do that when playing some Slipknot.
Correct! And since your 5 string is tuned BEADG if standard, you can easily pull it off If you got more question, don't hesitate to ask
Just curious - why wouldn't drop C tuning be CFA[SUP]#[/SUP]D[SUP]#[/SUP]G[SUP]#[/SUP]?
Because that would be standard C tuning. "Drop" tuning has a string not tuned to the fourth.
Tons of bands play in Drop C, even more probably play in C standard.... they all steal it from Black Sabbath... like pretty much everything to do with metal...
Upright acoustic players who use a low C on their 5 tune it C E A D G.
I know. I meant which band BassPlayer95 wanted to play along to.
Whitechapel, August Burns Red, Bring Me The Horizon, Chelsea Grin, etc.