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Solo tuning

Discussion in 'Setup & Repair [DB]' started by Stradosfella, Oct 22, 2004.

  1. Solo tuning

    1 vote(s)
  2. standard tuning

    13 vote(s)
  1. What's the point in solo tuning? It seems difficult to have an instrument strung in solo tuning and another one strung in standard to switch back and forth between the two. IS there a major advantage? Yea I'm kinda knew at this solo stuff. ;)
  2. musicjunky


    Oct 13, 2004
    Turlock, CA
    it has to do with higher tension which projects the sound more or something, im only in my first semester on bass.
  3. Im using the D'Adario solo strings, cant remember what type they are, but I normally just tune em down for regular orchestra rehearsals, and then tighten em up for solo playing. The tension difference doesnt really bother me, and it would almost seem preferable for jazz playing?

    I dunno, not that big of a deal if ya ask me.

    Ill definitely switch em before orchestra concerts though..