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Tuning

Discussion in 'Basses [DB]' started by OzMike, Aug 25, 2000.


  1. OzMike

    OzMike

    Aug 25, 2000
    I have just been given an URB for my birthday but i'm not sure how to tune it. Can i tune it the same as an electric bass, and what notes do the strings need to be tuned to?? What is the best way for me to tune it??
     
  2. Bob Gollihur

    Bob Gollihur GollihurMusic.com

    Mar 22, 2000
    New Joisey Shore
    Big Cheese Emeritus: Gollihur Music
    Bass guitars are tuned the same as the Double Bass. You can tune using harmonics, but you may be best off, at this stage, picking up an inexpensive electronic tuner for double duty.
     
  3. Christopher

    Christopher

    Apr 28, 2000
    New York, NY
    Also keep an eye on the position and angle of the bridge as you're tuning. If it starts to list towards the fingerboard, give it a few taps to return it to vertical.