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My bass experiment of the day

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by mashed potatoes, Oct 1, 2004.

  1. mashed potatoes

    mashed potatoes

    Nov 11, 2003
    Yeah, sorry I haven't posted here in ages. I'm currently in a jazz group that rehearses every other day, and plays many shows. I've been a tad busy.
    Lately I've been getting a few friends together for a sort of Morphine-style band, and today I spent the afternoon setting up a junky bass to play as a 2-string slide bass.
    Anyways, when trying to figure out what tuning Mark Sandman used, I decided to tune my bass as DADA. I can now get the morphine sound in two octaves, and if I bar all 4 strings with the slide, I can create basic chords (root 5th root 5th type of thing).
    Has anyone else fooled around with this? I might leave the bass tuned like this (leaving my prized warwick in standard tuning for the jazz group) and sort of create my own little niche in the world of bass playing. What are some other fun tunings to experiment with?
    (and if anyone knows mark sandman's set-up, send me a private message ;) )