Posted by rumblethump on November 17, 2000 at 07:15:46:
In Reply to: Re: Tuning posted by Datsgor on November 16, 2000 at 18:21:37:
: : I have my electric bass and playing some great stuff on it...the thing is I think it's way out of tune. How can I tune it if I don't have an electric tuner? I heard there was a way to hit a fret and to match it with the next string, but I'm not sure which fret! Thanks!
: : Beth
: Hi Beth, you are right..there is a way to tune the bass like that. It's called harmonics. The 5th and 7th frets are used to tune this way. If you don't know what an harmonic is, then scroll down the posts to 10/12/00, Jeff posed the same question you have asked and Datsgor answered it(I know I am him, but to find the post easier, it's just jeff and datsgor)that will answer your questions I am sure.....peace.....john
Another way to tune is in 4ths. Lowest or fattest string E, go to fifth fret
and you have an A, which is the next string up. Tune until they match. Do this on each string etc. There are a few free tuners on the net you can download also. Go to Harmony Central and search. The method I gave you will not tune your bass to an exact note, you will need a reference point for that (tuner Piano), but will put it in tune to itself.
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