Setup for QOTSA

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by LowendPhil, Nov 10, 2013.

  1. LowendPhil


    Oct 18, 2013
    I am planning to have my 2nd bass setup for Queens of the Stone Age-No One Knows.

    Rather than just downtuning to C,F,A#,D#.

    Can I have the action all set solely for this song?

    The guy I use for my setups is a bit good, just don't want to look like an ass when I ask him
  2. Turnaround

    Turnaround Commercial User

    May 6, 2004
    Toronto Canada
    o/o Richard Bales Restorations, and Instrument Technician, Club Bass and Guitar - Toronto
    Take the bass to your tech tuned the way you want and tell him to set it up using this tuning.
  3. Dave W

    Dave W Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2007
    White Plains
    Just tell the tech you want your bass set up for C tuning. You're going to want some thicker strings and you may need a new nut depending on how thick of strings you go with.

    That's a fair bit of money to drop on a bass for just one song. Is there anything else that you'd use the tuning for? I play that song on a 5er and it works out very well, but I can also use that 5er to play anything else.