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Tunings You Enjoy

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Petary791, Dec 25, 2005.

  1. Petary791


    Feb 20, 2005
    Michigan, USA
    So how do you guys like to tune? My personal favorites are below:

    Standard: BEADGC
    Dropped D: BDADGC
    Double Dropped:AEACGC
    Dropped A: AEADGC
  2. D standard is pretty cool.

    D Standard: DGCF
  3. Mark Wilson

    Mark Wilson Supporting Member

    Jan 12, 2005
    Toronto, Ontario
    Endorsing Artist: Elixir® Strings
    For bass I stick with EADG.

    For Guitar, I LOVE Eb, Bb, Eb, Eb, Bb, Eb
    or Eb, Bb, Eb, Eb, Bb, Bb

    The Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young tuning hahah

  4. Mostly play in Drop D (DADG) and sometimes in standard EADG. And once in a blue moon, I'll restring to BADG

    But if I had the following basses, Id tune them this way...

    5 string: DADGC (with a hipshot for EADGC)
    6 string: ADADGC (with hipshots on "A"nd "D" incase I want to go standard)
    7 string: ADADGCF, ADADADG, ADADADA (with hipshots on various strings)
  5. for guitar I'm surpringsly comfortable in C-G-D-G-B-B or anything where I have that G-D-G in it for some reason.

    Oh, I almost always prefer Eb tuning to standerd on guitar too. I just write better songs in it.

  6. You should try the one I listen, ADADGC. Its fun when playing a riff on the higher A and D strings then dropping them down an octave.
  7. I can't keep track of any fingerboard memorization out of standard tuning. BEADGC for me!
  8. They'll be a time when you might have to, so I suggest you should atleast try...
  9. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

    For guitar: Open 'G' tuning: DGDGBD

    My 12 string acoustic has been in CGCGCD (C-6?) for about 3 years now. I keep finding new things in there. I can't get past it.
  10. cheezewiz

    cheezewiz Supporting Member

    Mar 27, 2002

    Also known as "Keef tuning". I like that one myself.
  11. Squidfinger

    Squidfinger I wish I could sing like Rick Danko.

    Jan 7, 2004
    Shreveport LA
    I'm hardwired to standard. Just boring ol' standard. :rolleyes:
  12. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
  13. Minger


    Mar 15, 2004
    Rochester, NY
    Standard...,Drop D throws me off a bit, but I may give Standard D a try.
  14. Mike N

    Mike N Missing the old TB Supporting Member

    Jan 28, 2001
    Spencerport, New York
    EADG for the most part, although I have a Hipshot for the occasional DADG.

    When I played a fiver, I tuned DEADG most of the time.
  15. PunkerTrav


    Jul 18, 2001
    Canada & USA
    I'm almost always in standard also; occasionally I'll drop everything 1/2 step.

    On guitar, I have one guitar in open D all the time.
  16. metalguy2


    Dec 26, 2004
    Standard all the way.... I like the feel and the sound overall compared to dropped tunings..
  17. Squidfinger

    Squidfinger I wish I could sing like Rick Danko.

    Jan 7, 2004
    Shreveport LA
    Glad to see another metal bassist that swears by standard. To me with drop tunings it's too easy to sound hollowly heavy. You have to be more creative to come up with an evil sounding bassline in standard but that's why I love it, the challenge.

    Changing back to 4's from playing 5's for a long while made a big difference as well. I finally understand what Flea meant when he said, "4's are just more in your face" when referring to why he changed back to 4's from 5's.

    Yeah, I said it. Flame on. :cool:
  18. tplyons


    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    Standard and Drop D mostly for me.
  19. syciprider

    syciprider Banned

    May 27, 2005
    Inland Empire
    5: BEADG.

    4: One bass is DGCF, the rest are EADG.
  20. tiredman9


    Aug 15, 2005
    New York
    For bass its definately standard or EADE...but not often at all. Also CGDA (cello tuning) is one i have used before.

    For Guitar EADGCF, easy for a bassist who plays guitar when there is no bass around only.