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What tunings do you play?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Unemploid, Jan 8, 2018.

  1. E standard

    13 vote(s)
  2. E & Eb standard

    7 vote(s)
  3. E - D standard

    2 vote(s)
  4. D - B standard

    0 vote(s)
  5. C standard and lower

    0 vote(s)
  6. Other

    2 vote(s)
  1. My band plays E standard tuning It's quite an obscure tuning.

    My friend plays around drop C. It seems to me, modern rock/metal bands play at lower tunings.
  2. 2saddleslab

    2saddleslab Supporting Member

    May 30, 2003
    Standard & 1/2 step down.
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  3. MoeTown1986

    MoeTown1986 Supporting Member

    Sep 14, 2010
    SoMD (Mechanicsville)
    I have Basses and guitars tuned in E Standard, Eb, and D standard. My current band usually sticks to E and Eb. My last band was Drop C.
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  4. 12BitSlab

    12BitSlab Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 28, 2016
    I always played with horns and keyboards. Always tuned to Concert C.
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  5. bolophonic


    Dec 10, 2009
    Durham, NC
    Mostly regular. My last band, I switched to drop-D and found it really enjoyable.
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  6. Frank Tuesday

    Frank Tuesday

    Jul 11, 2008
    Austin, TX
    Probably the most common "alternate tuning", Drop-D, isn't even an option in your pill.
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  7. A lot of older Black Sabbath tunes are in C# Standard, which is as low as I go, but I use a Drop pedal for anything under Eb.
  8. buldog5151bass

    buldog5151bass Kibble, milkbones, and P Basses. And redheads.

    Oct 22, 2003
    Generally Email standard. One band downtune a half step when we do Boston tunes.
  9. tlc1976


    Aug 2, 2016
    I prefer standard tunings, but once in awhile I tune my short scale down to D standard because I like the way it sounds. For practical purposes I'll just grab the 5 string since most anything I play below E can go all the way down to B.

    There are a handful of songs I play that go down to Bb, and for that the 7 string is nice. But I'd also like to try a 6 string tuned to low A standard, it might just give me everything I want.

    Never cared for drop tunings, or retuning in general. I realize they're helpful for a lot of songs in certain genres, but what little of those I play I play on the 5 string.

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