Tuning up (higher pitch)

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by dougjwray, Jul 12, 2020.

  1. dougjwray


    Jul 20, 2005
    I just recorded a bass track for an old friend of mine. We first recorded the song in 1982, and it was in E major. Since then, he'd moved it up to F major. As luck would have it, there was a phrase I used to play in harmony with him, and the highest note was D#, the highest note on your standard, everyday Fender Bass. Now, that note became E... out of range. So, I tuned the bass up a half step.
    In addition to being able to play the song correctly, I actually kind of liked the brighter timbre, even though the strings were stiffer.
    Does anyone else out there regularly tune UP, instead of DOWN?
    (I'm not talking to you fancy 6-string people.) :D
  2. Slater

    Slater Leave that thing alone.

    Apr 17, 2000
    The Great Lakes State
    Johnny Marr (Guitar) and Andy Rourke (Bass) of The Smiths tuned up to F#.
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