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Old 2007-02-21, 19:58
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Death, Taxes and Downtuning

I've yet to meet a bassist who says they really like downtuning but anything that lets guitarists play one finger power chords is here to stay.

If the "fuck yourself" approach doesn't work let them hear how shitty downtuning so low actually makes your bass sound (your strings must be flopping all over). If they still don't care you can obviously solve the problem by getting a 5-string (or join another band)!

Another solution may be to ask a guitar tech if he can set up your bridge with heavier gauge strings and set the action up higher. But you might want to ask yourself what you are geting out of this band personally as a player if you have to make all these compromises.
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