tuning:C A D G

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by kirbywrx, Sep 18, 2001.

  1. kirbywrx

    kirbywrx formerly James Hetfield

    Jul 27, 2000
    Melbourne, Australia.
    hey i was just wondering....you all know whow to tune a e string it should humm with 5th fret a string and for D it is 7th fret? what was the fret for C? well thanks
  2. MJB


    Mar 17, 2000
    3rd fret A string is C. You really should learn your entire fretboard as well as intervals and scales.
  3. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    I must say that I too, feel it's incredible that anyone would think about alternative tunings before even knowing where the notes on the neck are!!

    Cart before the horse - etc. ? :rolleyes:
  4. Shouldn't it be the 7th fret of the A string and the 2nd fret of the D string?

    Or if he's referring to the E string, then it's 5th fret for A and 10th for D?

    Correct me if I've missed something, but I don't think 7th fret for D comes in anywhere....7th fret on D is an A - if I'm remembering my fretboard correctly...
  5. He's asking about tuning with the A string 7th fret harmonic and the E string 5th fret harmonic. Because you can tune with them because they are the same, I think.
  6. Oh wait, never mind waht I said.

    Kirbywrx, its the 9th fret, if I understand correct. Maybe you should try to be a little more clear in your messages.
  7. foolfighter24

    foolfighter24 Guest

    Apr 22, 2000
    I agree with this. You seem to be getting ahead of yourself. But you certainly know your own stiuation better than any of us do, so don't decide not to do something you want to do just because some people suggested you shouldn't.

    That said, just a tip, for quick changings in tunings, spend a little money for a tuner. It will make changing on the fly super easy.
  8. lo-end


    Jun 15, 2001
    only listen to me because Im not gonna preach to you about learning the notes before you detune your bass.

    Its the 9th fret

    also, you might want to think about getting a heavier gauge string for this C note because the string will be very floppy. You also will need to re-intonate your bass if this is a long-term change in tuning.