#1
I'm currentley writing some songs for 7 string guitar in drop G tuning (GDGCFAD).

But I'm worried that my 5 string bass might sound too muddy in drop G (GDGCF).

I'd obviously use very thick strings but I'm still not sure if I'm over stepping the low tuning mark.

Meshuggah's lowest string is in F and only -2 semitones away and their bassist plays a 4 string tuned up 1 semitone as I assume a bass in F standard an octave down would sound like an earthquake.

Anyone had any experience with this tuning on bass who can give me some advice? or should I just tune up a semitone or 2 to save the hassle?

P.S - I play progressive death metal/jazz, so I use this tuning effectively, im not using it just for the sake of having a really low tuning. cheers
#3
At that end of the low spectrum, it's also a question of weather or not your amp/cabs can project and handle those frequencies.

It's definetly doable. But "sounding good" is kind of a multi-level'd thing.
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#4
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Effective EQing and playing will mop up the mud, as it were.


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#7
My band ussually plays in drop A flat, with 7 strings, and a 5.
and my bass sounds pretty clear, as long as you have a decent amp, and play with the EQ a bit, you'll sound quite clear.
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