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steviboyo 2009-06-23 13:17

Can the bass be dropped to C
 
I have always wondered if bassists drop down to C. If they do wouldn't it sound too floppy the string. It would be like elastic bands.

:flame: :rofl:

Requiem 2009-06-23 13:33

You can but it wouldn't sound very good.

Wolfsherz 2009-06-23 13:47

They would just have to buy thicker gauge strings, to keep tension and sound right.

Requiem 2009-07-03 10:37

Let me change my original response. Typically bands that tune in C don't sound very good.

I Wrestled a Bear Once is one example.

Wolfsherz 2009-07-03 11:11

coughqueensofthestoneagebitchcough

7-string warlord 2009-07-03 13:47

get a five string and tune up. if you have little strings it doesn't jack with the neck. That's what my old bassist did when we used to tune to C standard. Then we had a guy with a four string that tuned all the strings down...and honestly I don't remember it being too bad.

But now we tune to B and have no bassist....or second guitarist..... :(

chancellor_jpj 2009-07-03 15:36

its sounds muddy if you drop it down to a C and bands that use them are the ones that cant play together lol use a stuido and a bass drum for that if you even need it

Wolfsherz 2009-07-03 17:18

Quote:
Originally Posted by chancellor_jpj
its sounds muddy if you drop it down to a C and bands that use them are the ones that cant play together lol use a stuido and a bass drum for that if you even need it



...What the fuck man? GTFO, or get informed.

7-string warlord 2009-07-03 18:54

Quote:
Originally Posted by Wolfsherz
...What the fuck man? GTFO, or get informed.



+1

I still don't get what the bass drum is for. :confused:

blitz906 2009-07-05 05:52

Quote:
Originally Posted by steviboyo
I have always wondered if bassists drop down to C. If they do wouldn't it sound too floppy the string. It would be like elastic bands.

:flame: :rofl:

I'm sure it can be dropped to C... but it would probably sound like an elephant with diarrhea.

Edit : Post 3,333 :p

Wolfsherz 2009-07-05 08:00

...Dudes are you fucking bullshitting?

Gomli 2009-07-05 08:30

The Arch-Enemy Fucker tunes down to C am I right?

dethmav 2009-07-29 14:00

Quote:
Originally Posted by Gomli
The Arch-Enemy Fucker tunes down to C am I right?


well, even if he does, screw it, they don't sound that great anyway.

blitz906 2009-08-01 04:03

Arch Enemy's bassist is useless.

Midnight Empire 2010-10-30 04:12

Quote:
Originally Posted by 7-string warlord
get a five string and tune up. if you have little strings it doesn't jack with the neck. That's what my old bassist did when we used to tune to C standard. Then we had a guy with a four string that tuned all the strings down...and honestly I don't remember it being too bad.

But now we tune to B and have no bassist....or second guitarist..... :(
yep I tune up to a flat on my six string.

oddball 2011-05-26 14:54

Sabbath tuned in C cuz tonni's missin fingers


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