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what are some other four string tunings?

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by nunk6, Aug 18, 2001.


  1. nunk6

    nunk6

    Jul 29, 2000
    i have just started playing in DGDA and found that im playing and using new patterns i would never have thought of before

    anyone else play in a different tuning thats worth a try?
     
  2. EADG ? :D
     
  3. John Davis

    John Davis Guest

    Mar 27, 2001
    Houston, Texas
    You can have any tuning(I think) as long as they are in fourths. And, I don't think this is a "Setup" question.
     
  4. i use DADA for soloing
     
  5. nunk6

    nunk6

    Jul 29, 2000
    eadg is a nice one too

    im sure you could tune your bass to anything im just wondering what other tunings people use and maybe why
    i use this tuning so i can reach farther intervals and other phrases which i normally wouldnt think of
     
  6. Deynn

    Deynn Moderator Emeritus

    Aug 9, 2000
    Iowa
    You might want to try CDGA. That is the tuning for a cello, which is in fifths. I keep one bass tuned this way all the time. It really opens up my playing when I get in a rut.:)
     
  7. Dave Castelo

    Dave Castelo

    Apr 19, 2000
    Mexico
    i use:

    C# F# B E

    because my guitar player uses it... it was weird for me at the beginning but i´m starting to love that tuning and the way the detuned strings sound and feel... also great when i play some slap...

    i miss EADG sometimes :)

    i wish i had two basses (i´m selling my MIM JAzz)
     
  8. Brendan

    Brendan

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    I use C#FBE as well dave...Or wait...I can't remember what It is, E and A droped one and a half steps, and D and G droped one step. I think that's C#FBE...but my brain's not working so I'm not sure.

    Other than that on occasion, I gust have my whole bass droped one step...
     
  9. hehehe *slaps head* you idiot. :D

    Merls
     
  10. Yvon

    Yvon Supporting Member

    Nov 2, 2000
    Montreal, Canada
    I also used DADA for a while, I thought it was a good idea.
    You can go a little lower and a little higher in one position.
     
  11. ThunderStik

    ThunderStik Guest

    Jun 25, 2001
    Claremore OK.
    BEAD ,just put on a set 5er's and leave off the G.
     
  12. maxvalentino

    maxvalentino Endorsing Artist Godin Guitars/ Thomastik-Infeld

    ok....here it goes (some of the tunings I use):
    EADG; DADG; AbGbAbAb; CFBbEb; GCFBb; GDGE;
    CGDG; CGDA; GBDA; CGFG; BbFBbF; GDGE; FGAD;
    EBDA; BEAD; ADGC; CFBbC; CFBbEb; CGFG;
    Max
     
  13. Aaron

    Aaron

    Jun 2, 2001
    Bellingham, WA
    Isn't cello tuned an octave higher? That would also be nice for those composers who didn't know the difference between a cello and a bass. The ones that decided to put c's in bass music.

    I use EADG, never needed to do anything different.
     
  14. Angus

    Angus Supporting Member

    Apr 16, 2000
    Palo Alto, CA
    If it wasn't, what would be the purpose of a double bass?
     
  15. Aaron

    Aaron

    Jun 2, 2001
    Bellingham, WA
    It was a retorical (sp? why is there no more spell check?) question.
     
  16. Angus

    Angus Supporting Member

    Apr 16, 2000
    Palo Alto, CA
    Just left out the h...rhetorical.

    Whenever I finish refinishing my 4 string, I'm THINKING about getting a new (brass!) nut, and stringing it ADGC, or possibly piccolo. It would be fun to experiment with!
     
  17. John Davis

    John Davis Guest

    Mar 27, 2001
    Houston, Texas
    What would happened if you tuned it EEEE or AAAA? I'm going to go try!
     
  18. What would happened if you tuned it EEEE or AAAA? I'm going to go try!
    You will feel sudden innerpeace and cats everywhere will start barking.
     
  19. John Davis

    John Davis Guest

    Mar 27, 2001
    Houston, Texas
    Actually, my cat ran away from me.