1. Please take 30 seconds to register your free account to remove most ads, post topics, make friends, earn reward points at our store, and more!  
    TalkBass.com has been uniting the low end since 1998.  Join us! :)


Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by heath_the_great, Mar 18, 2004.

  1. ok, this is basically coming from my love for RATM...

    Why do some bands tune to 445hz and not 440hz???
    is there a valid answer for this or just preference??

    also a bit of a wierd/philosofical question...what would you say the normal tuning on a kubicki would be? GDAD or GDAE??

    i would say GDAD

    but anywho..... :confused: :smug: :p

  2. Adam Barkley

    Adam Barkley Mayday!

    Aug 26, 2003
    Jackson, MS
    guessing 440 hz is E dropped to D. By that reasoning because it's lower and matchs a drop D guitarist. Guitarists do that to facilitate easier power chords.

    there's my two cents
  3. but if you tune an E to 445hz and then set your tuner to goto 440 its only a 1/4 difference..nowhere near D

    ok im confused now
  4. cos 440hz is classified by normal tuning...as far as i know...and bands like ratm tune....as my tuner dictates 20% higher that 440% which is also known as 445hz.....in other words...a little sharp than normal....

    i told you i was confused
  5. Adam Barkley

    Adam Barkley Mayday!

    Aug 26, 2003
    Jackson, MS
    sorry I dont know the Hertz of each specific noted.

    But I am pretty sure bands like Rage and Tool tune down just to give a slightly lower tuning.

    Also my tuner has an on/off switch thats it. There is no way for me to set the Hertz

Share This Page