#1
I currently play a 5-string, and the guys I jam with play 6-string guitars. Now, the vast majority of our tunes are ending up in Drop-C. If I were to drop-tune my upper four strings to match (C G C F), what would I tune my Low B string to?

I realize that I can just fret the Low B at the 1st fret to match the C, but it's a heck of a lot easier to play open notes and get that resonance to match throughout the ensemble. Ya dig?

#2
You could tune it GCGCF, GCGCG, CGCFBb, or just keep it in standard and adjust the tuning to BEADG.
#3
If your amp can pick it up, a low G or G#.
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#4
yeah, your amp might not be able to take that kind of abuse for very long.

but I think Peavey came out with an amp specifically designed for bassist who use octave pedals, that would work well in your situation
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#7
This is a huge derail, but maXterbat0r, is that ATK300 a new one or an old one?
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Well, it looks like I'll be spending some time playing with my amp. Woo-hoo!

The other thing I was considering was actually tuning up a half-step, to C F A# D# G#.

Thanks, ya'll!



I would suggest you use a Capo then. It is better for your strings...
#9
this is what I do
CCGCF
I tune it like a 4 string and then the B up to a C, I do that to create a realy havy sounding C (play the 2 strings at the same time)
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This is a huge derail, but maXterbat0r, is that ATK300 a new one or an old one?
It's an old one, dunno how old, really.
#11
I'd personally just get a lighter set of strings (maybe .120-.40 or something to that effect) and tune up to C standard from B.
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#12
Hmm.. i would tune CEADG. i dont see why you need the other strings tuned differently.

From what i understand, the diff between drop C and drop D is that C is lower, but its still about being able to do a lot of fast powerchord riffs.

Which you can do very easily with CEADG, because you have the C to chug the open string riffs on, and the rest of the strings you know where you're other notes are on in case you need em.


Drop C music aint my cup o tea, but thats my 2 cents.
#13
i tune my B string up to C. if i do drop D, i go ADADG

or you can flap that B string down to a G
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