#1
I was screwing around with my bass, and was tired of ending have 65% of all my cool riffs end up in E, so I tuned my bass G A E A and then to... well I know I tuned the A string off the second fret E, # fret A for D string, and fourth fret for the G, and I think it came out E F# A C#. That one sounded horrible, but the first one was pretty cool. What effed up tunings have you guy expieremented with?
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#3
I like my standard tuning sorry
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#6
I use four string basses and keep them tuned like this:

Aria Pro II SB Elite II - E A D G
Schector C4XXX - Eb Ab Db Gb
Fender Jazz Bass Special - Db Gb B E and drop tuned B Gb B E
Washburn XB 400 - C G C F

Due to our set list I usually have to drag at least 3 of them with me wherever I go.
#7
I never venture past drop D. And only occassionally. I like my standard.
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#8
If I change the fingerings a bit, I find it unnecessary to change the tuning for anything I play. Its not the strings fault you always play in one key or another.
#9
I've downtuned a five string to EADGC and G#C#F#BE and a four string to CGDA before.
#11
I always tune half a step down (Bb Eb Ab Db Gb or Bb Eb Ab Db) but on occasion I have dropped my basses down to something like D G D G. That way, I can barre the neck and play some neat riffs in 2 octaves really easily.
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#12
drop B (BADG) and assorted downtunes from there (GGBA) are fun

BUT not useful at all. IMHO

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#15
With tunings like these, would scales played a certain way in standard still work?

And what would one suggest a low B be tuned to for the GAEA tuning?
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#16
^ You can always tune the low B down to A as well.
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#17
But all the scales would still work, right?
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#18
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But all the scales would still work, right?
The scale shape that you're used to in standard will no longer apply in that tuning, I believe.
#20
I rarely change. I play some drop D for metal but mostly I stick with the good ol' standard!
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#21
The most "hellish" tuning I've ever tried on by bass was drop H. That's where you can't even hear the low string, but you cause people in the room to lose control of their bowels every time you play it .
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#22
I only play in standard tuning.

I only tuned my bass down once to C A D G to play a Bach piece meant for cello.
#23
I just tuned my five up to CGA#EA.
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