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What's your bass tuned to?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Kollektor, Jan 22, 2013.


  1. Kollektor

    Kollektor

    Jan 10, 2013
    Savannah, Ga
    I've been messing around with different tuning's for my 5 string ever since I bought a 6 string (now tuned to ADADGC) to use for the band I'm in.
    So far, all I've come up with on the 5 is CFACD#. It's pretty fun to bounce around in clean, as well as blast through w/ distortion.

    If anyone else has any other weird/awkward tuning's, please share.
     
  2. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jan 29, 2008
    Colorado
    I convert 4 string Rickenbackers to 5 string basses.
    BEADG
     
  3. Epitaph04

    Epitaph04 Supporting Member

    Jul 5, 2010
    SoCal
    BEADGC
     
  4. Baird6869

    Baird6869 RIP Gord Downey. A True Canadian Icon. Supporting Member

    BbEbAbDbGb
    BEADG
    EbAbDbGb
    EADGC

    So basically standard tuning on all 5ers, but generally 1/2 step down. Mostly with a B string, but increasingly with a C.
     
  5. FlatFive

    FlatFive Banned

    Jan 22, 2013
    A: 440
     
  6. ffutterman

    ffutterman Talentless Bass Enthusiast

    May 7, 2010
    Philadelphia
    I'm in a death metal band, so I have 5 B strings on my bass and tuned them all down to A. :bag:
     
  7. Kollektor

    Kollektor

    Jan 10, 2013
    Savannah, Ga
    I may be drunk... but that makes no sense.
    I'd love to hear it. :ninja:
     
  8. on my 4 bangers E Flat on down...

    on my fivers B flat on down...

    or basically i tune a half step down from standard..lol
     
  9. Kollektor

    Kollektor

    Jan 10, 2013
    Savannah, Ga
    not bad.
     
  10. TapyTap

    TapyTap

    Apr 26, 2005
    C1 G1 D2 A2
     
  11. DiabolusInMusic

    DiabolusInMusic Functionless Art is Merely Tolerated Vandalism Supporting Member

    A = 440 and to tuned to 4ths. Your weird tunings seems bizarre and confusing.
     
  12. EvilJekyll

    EvilJekyll

    Dec 23, 2011
    NJ
    DGCF
     
  13. FVESTRINGER

    FVESTRINGER

    Apr 8, 2012
    BEADF#
    BbEbAbDbF
    C#G#C#F#

    Basically dropped tuning only on four string basses.
    Dropping the "G" string on the 5ers makes things more interesting.
     
  14. worxforme

    worxforme Self Actualized Bad Speller

    Dec 10, 2009
    LAnsing MI
    One band: CFBbEbAb

    One band: BEADG
     
  15. GhettoSmurf187

    GhettoSmurf187

    Nov 22, 2012
    C#G#C#F#
    DADG
    EADG
     
  16. kirkdickinson

    kirkdickinson Supporting Member

    Is that cello tuning, or is it an octave lower. And why?
     
  17. Sartori

    Sartori Supporting Member

    My Rickenbacker and my Ibanez 4001 copy are tuned EADG, as is my acoustic fretless.

    My modded Peavey is tuned BEAD.
     
  18. RhynoRock

    RhynoRock

    Dec 19, 2012
    Fredonia, NY
    CFA#D#
     
  19. Wallace320

    Wallace320 Commercial User

    Mar 19, 2012
    Milan, Italy
    With metal band it's:
    A, D, G, C, F on 5er
    D, G, C, F on 4er (C, G, C, F: whenever a detuner is on)

    With cover band it's:
    B, E, A, D, G on 5er
    E, A, D, G on 4er (D, A, D, G: whenever a detuner is on)

    Cheers,
    Wallace
     
  20. spaz21387

    spaz21387

    Feb 25, 2008
    Portland oregon
    d a d g 436 hz