#1
My guitarist wants to change tunings fro D standard down to C# standard but I'm unsure of how to tune my 5 string bass.
Which of these would be correct as seem to get conflicting advice C#,F#,B,E,G# or C#,F#,B,E,A??
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#2
Your note choices seem confusing there. A 5-string bass in E-standard would be (from high to low) G D A E B. So then detuned to D Standard you get F E G D A, so then you de-tune another semitone down to C# standard; E D# F# C# G#
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Your note choices seem confusing there. A 5-string bass in E-standard would be (from high to low) G D A E B. So then detuned to D Standard you get F E G D A, so then you de-tune another semitone down to C# standard; E D# F# C# G#

You mean, detuned to D Standard you get F C G D A, and then down one more semitone is E B F# C# G#...
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C#,F#,B,E,A


that one would make the most sense. The one with the G# doesn't because, even though that's how the guitars are tuned, you are missing a higher string to make it worthwhile for chords (which is why the guitars are tuned like that.
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#5
The guitar would be tuned to C#,F#,B,E,G#,C# right? So then the bass should be tuned the same? Unless you find it easier to play along and to do chords in the other tuning.
#6
Many thanks gilly 90 thats just what I was looking for
I am tuned that way but seemed odd to be diff to the guitars but the octaves sit right so i'll stick with that (i'm using a 6 string set discarding the B which might mave let to some confussion here - sorry about that)
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You mean, detuned to D Standard you get F C G D A, and then down one more semitone is E B F# C# G#...

yeah, sorry. had only just woken up >.< glad TS got his answer anyway
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