What's your bass tuned to?

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

  1. Kollektor


    Jan 10, 2013
    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

    Jan 29, 2008
  3. Baird6869

    Baird6869 LET'S GO BLUE JAYS...(in 2016)...LET'S GO!!


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

    FlatFive Banned

    Jan 22, 2013
  5. ffutterman

    ffutterman Talentless Bass Enthusiast

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


    Jan 10, 2013
    I may be drunk... but that makes no sense.
    I'd love to hear it. :ninja:
  7. 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
  8. TapyTap


    Apr 26, 2005
  9. DiabolusInMusic

    DiabolusInMusic Functionless Art is Merely Tolerated Vandalism Gold Supporting Member

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


    Apr 8, 2012

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

    worxforme Self Actualized Bad Speller

    Dec 10, 2009
    LAnsing MI
    One band: CFBbEbAb

    One band: BEADG
  12. kirkdickinson

    kirkdickinson Supporting Member

    Is that cello tuning, or is it an octave lower. And why?
  13. My Rickenbacker and my Ibanez 4001 copy are tuned EADG, as is my acoustic fretless.

    My modded Peavey is tuned BEAD.
  14. Wallace320


    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)