What is the tuning for a 5 string bass?

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What is the tuning for a 5 string bass?

5-string bass guitar tuning 5 string basses are becoming more common. They can be tuned adding an extra low string B, E, A, D, G or by adding a high string E, A, D, G, C. Unlike the guitar which has most of its strings tuned in 4ths and one string tuned to a 3rd, bass tuning is generally done in all 4ths.

What is the advantage of a 5 string bass?

Five-String: The Pros The biggest advantage of the five-string bass is its extended lower range. From the fretted low-E all the way down to the chest-imploding low-B, that fifth string provides a gateway for exploration into previously uncharted territory.

How is a 6 string bass tuned?

Six strings are usually tuned B0–E1–A1–D2–G2–C3—like a four-string bass with an additional low B string and a high C string. These instruments typically have one of the strings in each course tuned an octave above the ‘standard’ string, although a fifth above is also used.

What’s the correct tuning for a 5 string bass?

Having the low B at the bottom kept it ‘out of the way’ in a sense. This way his 4 higher strings would be in tune with the guitar player, while keeping his low B tuned down 1/2 step like the A – D – G strings.

How are the strings on a Chapman Stick tuned?

The Chapman Stick is an instrument with the same scale length as a bass guitar, and its bass strings are usually tuned in 5ths, such as C G D A E, like a cello one octave lower. Bass guitar soloist Michael Manring has used a range of alternate tunings for different pieces.

How many tunings are there for lap steel guitar?

The Lap Steel Tunings Database – 100 tunings for lap steel guitar! There are probably hundreds of lap steel tunings being used by players today. It would be nearly impossible to list them all.

How are the four strings of a double bassist tuned?

(Some double bassists tune their four strings in fifths – CGDA – like the cello but one octave down. For instance jazz bassist Red Mitchell.) The Chapman Stick is an instrument with the same scale length as a bass guitar, and its bass strings are usually tuned in 5ths, such as C G D A E, like a cello one octave lower.

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