Many years ago, we formed a new band, with an amazing Irish Bass player. At our first rehearsal, we noticed something wasn't quite right . I suggested that the bass was tuned "sharp "in relation to everything else. The bassplayer said , in reply "To be sure, It is tuned sharp. I always tune like that now, because I was told that I sing a bit flat. So , if I sing along with the bass, I will be singin in tune " The band didn't last very long.