Posted by Emptyeye on December 15, 2000 at 14:28:10:
In Reply to: Re: Tunings posted by Deman on December 14, 2000 at 18:42:58:
: : Can anyone tell me all the different kinds of tunings for bass and how to do them w/ a tuner?
: : thanks
: 1)Standard. EADG kind of gives itself away on a tuner.
: 2)Five String (with a four) BEAD - most electronic tuners will automatically register the B if you tune the E down far enough. From there, the rest of the strings go down too. it Plays normally, (form wise) except your strings are one string Lower. If you have a five, then BEADG is standard.
: 3)Drop D - The E is tuned down to a D. To do this, play the D open, and the E at the twelfth fret. Tune E down to match D. On a tuner, just play the E at the 12th, and tune down until the tuner registers the D. Fun to play around in.
: 4)High C - On a five string, EADGC - tuning a five up. most electronics will do it again.
: Experiment. Odd tunings can be pretty fun. I've even used two of the same notes on two separate strings in song to get some pretty cool effects.
You're forgetting some man!
5. 6-string- BEADGC. Standard tuning on a 6-string bass.
There's also what you could call "The Fieldy Variance" for each of these, which are:
4-string: DGCF <---Used on Rush's "Test For Echo"
5-string (Low B): ADGCF <---Actual tuning Fieldy (Of KoRn) usually uses.
5-string (Hi C): DGCFBb
Basically you tune everything down a whole step. Fuuun. Hehe.
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