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Re: Strange Tunings for a BASS!

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Posted by ROB on March 01, 2001 at 19:09:00:

In Reply to: Re: Strange Tunings for a BASS! posted by Quinn Lawrence on March 01, 2001 at 17:38:46:

: : 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,

: : Chris.
: Hey Chris,
: I know someone who plays a conklin 7-string w/ the strings tuned down a whole
: step: ADGCFBbEb. I was told that it is easier to play and there is a difference
: in sound. This guy really does have a great sound! I've experimented with it and
: I do feel and hear a difference. Hey, it's a 7-string, you can afford to lose some
: of those high notes anyway.
: Peace!

ALLRIGHTYTHEN, when i use drop d tuning I too find it interesting just how hard it is to get your mind to think as fast as your fingers, hold on thats not a D im playing, its a C, Just as basic as lowering you tuning to a whole step, can really throw you for a loop..

peace and chicken grease,

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