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Old 2009-06-23, 13:17
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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.

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Old 2009-06-23, 13:33
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You can but it wouldn't sound very good.
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Old 2009-06-23, 13:47
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They would just have to buy thicker gauge strings, to keep tension and sound right.
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Old 2009-07-03, 10:37
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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.
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Old 2009-07-03, 11:11
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Aosoth - New album III out now on Agonia Recs
Epoch - bass, guitars, drums, MetaStasizing out asap
Asphixa - bass, demo out asap
Adustum - bass, guitars, full length out soon on XXXXXXXXXX recs

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Old 2009-07-03, 13:47
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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.....
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Old 2009-07-03, 15:36
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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
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Old 2009-07-03, 17:18
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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.
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Old 2009-07-03, 18:54
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+1

I still don't get what the bass drum is for.
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Old 2009-07-05, 05:52
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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.


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

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Old 2009-07-05, 08:00
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Old 2009-07-05, 08:30
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The Arch-Enemy Fucker tunes down to C am I right?
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Old 2009-07-29, 14:00
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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.
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Old 2009-08-01, 04:03
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Arch Enemy's bassist is useless.
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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.
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Old 2011-05-26, 14:54
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Sabbath tuned in C cuz tonni's missin fingers
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