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Whats your bass tuned too???

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by paniak17, May 1, 2004.


  1. EADG

    332 vote(s)
    65.6%
  2. EADGC

    27 vote(s)
    5.3%
  3. EADGCF

    1 vote(s)
    0.2%
  4. EADGCFA#

    1 vote(s)
    0.2%
  5. BEAD

    19 vote(s)
    3.8%
  6. BEADG

    191 vote(s)
    37.7%
  7. BEADGC

    62 vote(s)
    12.3%
  8. BEADGCF

    12 vote(s)
    2.4%
  9. BEADGCFA#

    1 vote(s)
    0.2%
  10. F#BEA

    2 vote(s)
    0.4%
  11. F#BEAD

    2 vote(s)
    0.4%
  12. F#BEADG

    4 vote(s)
    0.8%
  13. F#BEADGC

    2 vote(s)
    0.4%
  14. F#BEADGCF

    3 vote(s)
    0.6%
  15. F#BEADGCFA#

    6 vote(s)
    1.2%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Its a simple question, whats your bass tuned too?
     
  2. Brendan

    Brendan

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
  3. err i forgot other on the poll damn lol
     
  4. I played in a band in New Orleans that dropped everything to C. (C F B E) and I hated it...(I was using a 4 string and the setup left my strings way slack) You couldnt really decipher subtle note changes in the lower register at all.
    Now Im back to normal E tuning. (Thank God!)
     
  5. Brendan

    Brendan

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Tune up a quarter step. It's CFBbEb (EADG down two full steps). If you've a 4 banger, get a light gauge 5 string set, with a .120ish B string, then tune to C.

    Much better than detuning. Better dynamics, clearer notes and easier to control. It's what I do, anyway.
     
  6. Figjam

    Figjam

    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    EADG and BEADG.
     
  7. Ditto.


    [​IMG]
    Treena
     
  8. Limo

    Limo

    Sep 22, 2002
    Reykjavik Iceland
    BEADG

    EeAaDdGg (doubled 8 string)

    ADADGC

    DADG
     
  9. BassGreaser

    BassGreaser

    Aug 22, 2002
    Austin, TX
    EADG....but I'm playin more upright these days :D unless someone has made an UR with a low F#...LOL
     
  10. Jonki

    Jonki I will not slap my Bee!

    Oct 14, 2003
    Arendal, Norway
    EADG all the way! :)
     
  11. Benjamin Strange

    Benjamin Strange Commercial User

    Dec 25, 2002
    New Orleans, LA
    Owner / Tech: Strange Guitarworks
    CGDA. Fifths is the way to go. I will never go back to tuning in 4ths again.
     
  12. Hurley

    Hurley

    Feb 12, 2004
    Cape Cod, MA
    BEADG
    DGCF, sometimes CGCF

    :bassist:
     
  13. Standard mo'fo.

    But somtimes I play in AEAD.
     
  14. in my band, we tune down half a step (cfr Iced Earth). I use my stingray in our band, so that's one tuned half a step down (not right now, 'cause for the moment we stopped rehearsing, and I just putted new strings on it), I just bought a Warwick, I'm thinking of using this bass as a back-up, so I'll have to detune it too.
    And I leave my Ibanez EDC700 in normal tuning, EADG
     
  15. jja412

    jja412 Fine gear enthusiast

    Feb 2, 2004
    St. Louis
    EADG - still trying to learn/master the bassics.
     
  16. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    7 and 8 string Conklins, man..

    B thru F
    &
    F# thru F
     
  17. Mobay45

    Mobay45 The artist formerly known as "Big Daddy"

    Apr 28, 2004
    Irving, TX
    My main bass is EADG. I do have a second bass with all the strings tuned a half step down to Eb Ab Db and Gb. Helps with tune in the key of Eb.