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Posted by Slaphappyhippy on March 01, 2001 at 13:48:55:

In one of my frantic "do something mad" moods, i began to tune my bass into stupid tunings (DBDA, GF#EG#, BEBE, and on and on........) and came up with some RIDICULOUS RIFFS.
Now I can't stop experimenting with stupid tunings. Tapping in different tunings makes me need to 'think' again about what I am playing and where I am going.
As a result I have improved(and am improving) - both technically and theoretically, and I was at that point where I started thinking to myself 'I've learn't it all', but using these tunings has hammered it home that one can NEVER master any instrument - there is always something more to be learn't.

Anyway, just wondering if any other bassists use different tunings at all? What are they?Did they work out or turn nasty?

Cheers in advance,


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