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New tuning

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Eywin, Sep 7, 2005.


  1. Eywin

    Eywin

    Sep 5, 2005
    Hi,

    In my band we used to use drop-D tuning, so I would tune the bass A-D-A-D-G, so I could play really low notes, and also follow the guitars when needed. Now we have changed to drop-C tuning. So I was thinking about tuning my bass G-C-G-C-F, but would this be taking it too far? Will it be too much low-end so it'll just sound like a mess? And what kind of strings would you people recomend? I've been using drop-C tuning so far, but I was wondering if this would actually work out?
     
  2. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    There's a few guys on here who use basses tuned to a low C#, so I suppose you can do it.
     
  3. TheEmptyCell

    TheEmptyCell Bearded Dingwall Enthusiast

    Jul 16, 2005
    Syracuse, NY
    I've gone even farther in Drop B/F# F# B F# B E [A] on my old five and my six. I used two B strings, one for the actually B, and one for the low F#. The F# was floppy, and I'd suggest getting maybe a .145 and tune that to G. Then a .130 or .125 for the C, and go from there.
     
  4. metalguy2

    metalguy2

    Dec 26, 2004
    Boston
    Ryan Martininie tunes down to G