just a quick question

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by pereek, Jun 17, 2002.

  1. ok got my first ever 5 srting today
    quick question 1.) whats the bottom string? is it c?
    2.) do i tune it to the Es 5th fret?
  2. Standard tuning for 5 string basses is BEADG.

    Yours might be tuned EADGC, in which case, it would be tuned from the 5th fret on the G string, or the 10th fret on the D strings, 15th fret on the A string, or 20th fret on the E string, assuming your intonation is correct of course.


    Or you could get a chromatic tuner.
  3. Five-string basses are normally tuned B-E-A-D-G.

    The lowest string 5th fret is an E - same as the open E on a four-string bass.