Notes for extended range bass...

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by Bee89, Oct 31, 2002.

  1. Bee89


    Oct 31, 2002
    Midwestern Usa
    Hello all. Im writing to seek some help in figuring out what the notes will be on an 8 string bass that is tuned: Low F#, B, E, A, D, G, C and High F? I know the notes and their postitions on E, A, D and G, however I do not know how to pick out the notes on the other 4 strings. Is there a formula for finding these notes or is there a different method involved? And this is on a 24 fret neck as well. Or maybe some online sources to help me out would be great too. Thanks for all the help:)
  2. Phil Smith

    Phil Smith Mr Sumisu 2 U

    May 30, 2000
    Peoples Republic of Brooklyn
    Creator of: iGigBook for Android/iOS
    The formula is half steps per fret. On the E string, played without fretting you get an E, finger the first fret you get F a note that is a half step higher. For the low F#, you get a G when you finger the first fret, with the B you get a C, with the C you get a C#/Db, with the F you get a F#/Gb.
  3. beermonkey


    Sep 26, 2001
    Seattle, WA
    Please tell me you don't already own this instrument...