Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by Rogilla, Jun 10, 2005.

  1. Rogilla


    Jun 10, 2005
    what is the easiest way to tune from standard tuning to other tunings
    -please list some different tunings and how to tune from standard to other tunings if you want
  2. Secondhandloser


    Mar 28, 2005
    Hope this is enough for ya :) ( high to low)
    Standard: GDAE
    Drop D: GDAD
    Drop C# : GDAC#
    Half Step Down: GbDbAbEb
    Full Step Down: FCGD
    Drop D/G: GDGD
    Raised G: GDAG
    Low B: DAEB
    Low A# : C#F#D#A#
    Low C# : G#C#F#C#
    Low C# Dropped To A# : D#A#FA#

    5 String Bass:

    5 String Standard: GDAEB
    Drop B: CGDAE
    Drop B/C: GDADC#
    Half Step Down: GbDbAbEbBb
    Full Step Down: FCGD

    6 String Bass:

    6 String Standard: BGDAEB
    Low B: CGDAEB
    Low C: EBGDAE

    8, 12, 15, and 18 String bass:

    8 String Standard: GgDdAaEe
    Full fifths: GdDaAeEb
    12 String Standard: GggDddAaaEee
    15 String Standard: GggDddAaaEeeBbb
    18 String Standard: BbbGggDddAaaEeeBbb
    Full Fifths: GdgDadAeaEbe
    Full Fifths: GgdDdaAaeEeb
  3. The easiest way to get into another tuning is to make use of the chromatic tuner that I am about to suggest you purchase. You should get one; they're cheap.
  4. Rogilla


    Jun 10, 2005
    ...........there is an 18 string bass? :confused:
  5. yes, tripled 6 string
  6. Rogilla


    Jun 10, 2005
    holy crap i didn't know that.....
  7. Petary791


    Feb 20, 2005
    Michigan, USA
    I primarily use standard tuning, dropped D, C tuning, C# tuning, down a half step, and down a full step.

    Dropped D is good for stuff like Tool.
    C tuning is good for stuff like System of a Down.
    C# is good for new SOAD.
    Half step is good for "newer" Metallica.
    Full Step is good for "Sad But True" by Metallica.
  8. rather than make a new thread I thought I would pose a question in this one.

    I'm in a new band that had a bassist whom would do C# Standard tuning.

    so on my 5 string I've taken that as high to low (E, B, F#, C#, G#)

    is this right?