tenor who?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by fenderx55, Jun 14, 2005.

  1. fenderx55


    Jan 15, 2005
    hey, can anyone explain the tuning/scale impositions of a tenor bass? is the tuning different or is it just a short scale four string with lighter strings? i just finished my fretless project and i've already starting gasing for a total self build... i know, i have problems. :bag:
  2. JazzBassvb


    Aug 5, 2003
    Well, if you take a six string bass and just keep the high strings, you basically have a tenor.

    I have a 5 string that I will tune up as E A D G C (Low E to High C)

    On a 4 you can do from A to C. It's pretty much the same intervals, just higher strings.

    You can even go to a high F like the seven stringers and go on down from there. (Thought of that as well)

    Pretty much any bass can be a tenor bass. May have to do some modifications on the nut perhaps, but it's possible.

    I think that's what you were asking and hope that helps.

  3. psi


    Mar 11, 2005
    New Jersey
    If you're researching this topic you might want to look under "piccolo bass" as well.
  4. fenderx55


    Jan 15, 2005
    thanks alot...maybe over winter break...