#1
Hi, i was wondering, how common is it for a song to have the bass use a different tuning than the guitars? Whenever I listen to/write a song, it's pretty much just gone without saying that the guitars and bass will all be tuned the same, but this can't always be the case, so how often is it different?
#2
well, off teh top of my head I can only think of one song, If You Have To Ask by RHCP John is normal tuned, Flea is D-tuned.

You could also consider Power Of Equality by RHCP i suppose. John just tunes his guitar 1/2 step down on high E, Flea is full 1/2 step down on bass if I recall right.

Thats all I can think of tho. Not much need because they're normally in the same key fo rthe song.
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#3
I can't think of many others either.

I know the bass on Degausser by Brand New is in Drop D (but the guitars are standard)
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#4
For the most part is advantageous to match up. Try not tuning your guitarist and have have write a riff using a lot of open notes, you'll see what I mean.
#5
Hmm... I've seen people play More than a Feeling with their bass in Drop D and the guitars in Standard
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