#1
whats the standard tuning on a 7-string bass?

i know

EADG

BEADG

BEADGC

but then what
#2
BEADGCF, I believe.
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#4
Yep, most extended range basses are tuned all fifths, (or fourths depending on how you look at it).
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I'm curious as to what "newb" is playing a 7 string bass. been playing for a year and still working on the 4 string...

A "newb" with a strong sense of musical direction. There's no point playing a 4 string if you know for sure you want to play a 7.
I'm pretty sure he wasn't implying he personally plays one either.
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#5
Well, in the world of seven strings which I sort of follow, there are two ways - the "high F" tuning and the "low F#" tuning. But that's your call. But then again with 7 strings you're not really too concerned with tradition in any sense of the word, so tune it however you want. There's this one dude with a doubleneck Conklin with one fretless and one fretted 7 string neck tuned like a 7-string guitar.
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#6
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I'm curious as to what "newb" is playing a 7 string bass. been playing for a year and still working on the 4 string...

no doubt one that is curious.
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#8
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Well, in the world of seven strings which I sort of follow, there are two ways - the "high F" tuning and the "low F#" tuning. But that's your call. But then again with 7 strings you're not really too concerned with tradition in any sense of the word, so tune it however you want. There's this one dude with a doubleneck Conklin with one fretless and one fretted 7 string neck tuned like a 7-string guitar.


BEADGCF
or
F#BEADGC

However I REALLY want an EADGCFBb. Although you'd probably have to buy some kind of bastardized super extra double long guitar string for the Bb it'd be worth it.
#9
I had a 7-string fretless acoustic for a while and I used acoustic guitar strings as my G and F strings when they broke. I think the guitar strings would work - they're probably long enough.
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#10
well... i've been playing since march, and i got an iBanez starter set, but i really want a 5 string for the low B, idk, i was really just wondering.

but i have played a six string and it seemed easy enough, just got to get used to stretching that far, in due time, i'll be able to play a seven string, just you guys wait
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#11
Personally I prefer 7-strings to 6 strings. I think of scale patterns in octaves, and I always start that pattern on the B string. With a 7-string, it ends on an octave on the F string without too many shifts.
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#12
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BEADGCF
or
F#BEADGC

However I REALLY want an EADGCFBb. Although you'd probably have to buy some kind of bastardized super extra double long guitar string for the Bb it'd be worth it.


I also want an EADGCFBb, but what I'm thinking of is an octave lower than what you're probably thinking of. Actually, I would like it even more if it was really F#BADGC, with drop tuners on all the strings. Of course, you'd probably need to put lead weights on the other end of the bass to counteract the neck dive you'd get from all that extra hardware.
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#13
that or. FBEADGC.
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#14
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that or. FBEADGC.


A low F would be really wierd to play with. Playing on the same fret number on the B and F would be a tritone essentially, that would be difficult to use. Perhaps a low E would be usuable. Tuned to a 5th.
#15
It's a low F#, like I said before.
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#16
why are we still in this conversation?

this thread desires an end.

the correct answer has been stated.
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