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Whats your tuning?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by markodeano, Nov 10, 2006.


  1. E A D G

    358 vote(s)
    84.8%
  2. Eb Ab Db Gb

    28 vote(s)
    6.6%
  3. D A D G

    58 vote(s)
    13.7%
  4. B E A D

    20 vote(s)
    4.7%
  5. D G C F

    16 vote(s)
    3.8%
  6. C G C F

    14 vote(s)
    3.3%
  7. Other

    30 vote(s)
    7.1%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. markodeano

    markodeano

    Oct 25, 2006
    For all you four string bass players out there, what's your tuning?
     
  2. Nils

    Nils

    Oct 9, 2006
    Stockholm, Sweden
    EADG, DADG and DGDG :smug:
     
  3. markodeano

    markodeano

    Oct 25, 2006
    odd tuning but its kinda groovy, just tried it out
     
  4. Willem

    Willem

    Dec 26, 2005
    Belgium
    I would love a regular one, but the singer insists on dropping a halve step because of his voice: option number 2 for me.
     
  5. SOA_bassist

    SOA_bassist Guest

    May 10, 2006
    EADG when alone, EbAbDbGb sometimes, and DADG when with the band
     
  6. EADG and DADG when i need those lower notes
     
  7. I do:

    E A D G
    D A D G
    Eb Ab Db Gb

    plus
    Db Ab Db Gb

    :D
     
  8. iriegnome

    iriegnome Bassstar style Supporting Member

    Nov 23, 2001
    Kenosha, WI 53140
    I have always stuck with standard EADG tuning. I did use a Hip Shot for a while to drop the E to a D, but even that only lasted several months. Now that I play 5 string, I don't alter my tunning at all. BEADG... When we write songs, it is in keys that we can sing. If we do a cover, we transpose it (if needed) to fit out voices, but that doesn't happen to often.
     
  9. de la mocha

    de la mocha

    Aug 20, 2005
    NEW JERSEY
    EADG but I'm gonna try BEAD this sunday at church!
     
  10. Linkert

    Linkert Guest

    Oct 24, 2006
    I wounder if DEAD tuning would be cool :D
     
  11. VanillaO

    VanillaO Poop?

    Oct 14, 2006
    Toronto, Canada
    EADG, DADG, D#G#C#F#, C#G#C#F#... Depends who I'm playing with. My band uses the 1/2 drop as well as the drop d... when I jam with other people or am playing by myself I like to play in standard or drop D
     
  12. My jazz bass is EADG
    Considering experimenting with DADG on my P.
     
  13. EADG and BEAD
     
  14. The 0x

    The 0x

    Aug 24, 2003
    Timonium, MD
    Damn, I thought I was the only one who did DGDG. :crying: :oops:
     
  15. Baryonyx

    Baryonyx Inactive

    Jul 11, 2005
    Marathon Man
    EADG, and thats that.

    Though I sometimes use the D-clip on my Kubicki, but I can only think of one song I need it for.
     
  16. mgood

    mgood

    Sep 29, 2001
    Levelland, Texas
    EADG with the occasional DADG. I voted for both.
    I tried the BEAD years ago, but I use a five-string now if I need a B string.
     
  17. depalm

    depalm

    Apr 22, 2004
    São Paulo
    Most of the time EADG, sometimes DGDG and I tune one of my basses BEAD.
     
  18. nico_80

    nico_80

    Oct 31, 2006
    SoCal
    Dream Theater has a song where Myung uses the tuning DEADGC on his 6 sting. Think the song was Endless Sacrifice.
     
  19. acleex38

    acleex38

    Jul 28, 2006
    My Birdsong is EADG, but my Fender Jazz 24 is ADGC. I don't play it all that often, but for a while it almost became my preferred tuning.
     
  20. DigthemLows

    DigthemLows

    Oct 10, 2003
    Sacramento CA
    Hillbilly metal and I'm tuned DGDG..........makes for fun open notes and cool slides
     

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