#1
ok, iv been playing bass for about 1.5 years and im pretty good at it, but i have only used the standered tuning and my tuner sucks ass , and its just broke, i want to tune my bass (its a 5 string Ibanez, tuned BEADG) to CGCF (System of A Down's Shavo) or even better to be GCGCF(Mudvayne) , so any help that i can to this with octives, ear, ect. and i dont have a keyboard. i really need to know how to do this

Any help would be appreciated
#2
Tune the E string to C (3rd fret on A string) and tune from there. You'd want to go the same way you would for drop D. 7th fret on the C will give you the G...5th fret on G will give you the C...5th from there gives you F.

I may be a little off there, but the basic concept is the same. I honestly have never used Drop C. Good luck though
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#3
get a tuner? they have online ones that will beep, and just use a 12th fret harmonic to tune (much easier than trying to hear the open string)
you can then use harmonics to tune( 5th on lower string, 7th on higher for a tune of a 4th up) and use 12th frets for same name strings
#4
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Tune the E string to C (3rd fret on A string) and tune from there. You'd want to go the same way you would for drop D. 7th fret on the C will give you the G...5th fret on G will give you the C...5th from there gives you F.

I may be a little off there, but the basic concept is the same. I honestly have never used Drop C. Good luck though


thanks, but i thought that CGCF would give you a lower sound not a higher then the standered tuning, anyways im not so good in these kins of stuff, im only good at playing
#5
Drop C does give you a lower register...you just tune the E string an octave lower than the C (on the A string). Harmonics will also help you get those two notes to sound the same...but as I don't know the mechanics behind harmonics, I can't help too much there.
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#6
k thanks , but now that i play it doesnt feel right its too tight, when i watch the system of a down videos, the bassist's string are all loose and he has CGCF, do i need heavy gauge strings or something to loose it ??
#7
dude you tuned it up to the C on the A string. It needs to be an octave lower than that. First tune to drop D (where the 7th fret of the E string sounds the same as the open A string). Next, make the A string sound the same as the 5th fret on your LOWEST D string. This string will now become a G string (no snide remarks). Make the HIGHER D string sound the same as the 5th fret of your LOW G string. This string will become a C string. Make the HIGHER G string sound the same as the 5th fret of your C string. This will become the F string, and you are now in D Standard. Next, drop your low D string to where the 7th fret sounds the same as the G string. You're in drop C. (CGCF)
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#8
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dude you tuned it up to the C on the A string. It needs to be an octave lower than that. First tune to drop D (where the 7th fret of the E string sounds the same as the open A string). Next, make the A string sound the same as the 5th fret on your LOWEST D string. This string will now become a G string (no snide remarks). Make the HIGHER D string sound the same as the 5th fret of your LOW G string. This string will become a C string. Make the HIGHER G string sound the same as the 5th fret of your C string. This will become the F string, and you are now in D Standard. Next, drop your low D string to where the 7th fret sounds the same as the G string. You're in drop C. (CGCF)



thanks, that sounds better