#1
I just got a Squire VI bass, and I'm wondering if it would be possible, or even a good idea, to try tuning it up to sound like a Baritone guitar (B E A D F♯ B).
#3
Should be totally doable. You'll probably need heavier strings than what it came with, though, to get that low. Unless you're talking about tuning UP to B. In which case, you'll definitely need much lighter strings, and it might be hard to find ones that will be long enough.
Guitars
Schecter Hellraiser C-1FR, C-1 Classic, Hellraiser Hybrid Solo-II, Special Edition E-1FR-S
Orange Rockerverb 50 212
Basses
Yamaha RBX374 and Washburn MB-6
#4
Quote by the_bi99man
Should be totally doable. You'll probably need heavier strings than what it came with, though, to get that low. Unless you're talking about tuning UP to B. In which case, you'll definitely need much lighter strings, and it might be hard to find ones that will be long enough.


Puzzackly.

If you're going to run a 30" scale baritone, that's fine, and it's certainly been done (the guitar is currently tuned E to E, an octave down from a standard guitar). Buy new baritone strings, make sure they're long enough for the scale, string it up, tune it up and and go.

Worth noting, however, that most real six string basses (34" and up scale) are already tuned B – E – A – D – G – C (but an octave down from a Baritone, and using real bass strings)
Tuning to B - E - A - D - F♯ - B only involves only the top two notes.
Last edited by dspellman at Feb 28, 2015,