Six string bass tuning?

Re: Six string bass tuning?

Postby JamminJommy » Sun Jul 03, 2011 10:49 am

Phil plays 5th and 4ths all the time, with 3rds up high. They're well placed, though. He also used to have a major parametric EQ or SOMETHING to give him clarity in the mid range, but BOOM in the low.

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Re: Six string bass tuning?

Postby seanc » Mon Jul 18, 2011 3:59 am

Every 6 string I have come accross or played has been BEADGC.
It makes the most sense in terms of keeping the intervals the same up and down the fretboard. Also, chords using the c string or played up high, sound to my ears pretty close to a nice warm guitar.

On more than one night, I'd start up Jack Straw. The E-> Esus intro sounds just like a 335. Everybody pretty much just assumed the rhythm player started it up and went along with it.
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