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TUNING A BASS TO BANJO TUNING......

Discussion in 'Tablature and Notation [BG]' started by kuri, Jan 26, 2005.


  1. kuri

    kuri

    Jan 26, 2005
    hi, i have a roommate who plays banjo and they have it tuned to G tuning to where GDGBD, the first G is that small 5th string that alot of banjos have. she was learning some rolls and bela fleck stuff, so i had the thought of tuning the bass like hers but i only have 4 strings so i took out the high 5th string and tuned the bass to DGBD so the bass E note is dropped down and really makes a Phat sound. plus it gives you another way to look at the bass....like a banjo. it has really expanded my horizon on the possibilities of what you can do with the bass.

    my question is has anyone heard about this from any other players out there.? i've never heard of this being done? also, does anyone have any other cool tuning that will work for new bass functionality? take care bass-ers