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Old 2005-05-10, 08:09
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BEADG or EADGC

I currently am tuned to BEADG, but I don't use the low B much. So am considering getting a 6 string set and ditching the low B string and tuning to EADGC. Can someone tell me the advantages of a high C?
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Old 2005-05-10, 09:36
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Hmm, this is what i wanted to do when i got my first 5 string.. i guess it would be better for tapping, soloing.. another octave for you to play with.. try it.
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Old 2005-05-12, 13:14
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I might try that someday too ...
But could that be bad for the neck? The different string sizes mean different tension, and the five string was designed for BEADG. Basically it would allow you to play higher stuff, which would be good for tapping and soloing like Tattered said. That would probably take a while to get used to.
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Old 2005-05-12, 13:35
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I glad this thread is here.....i was in the mood to tune my bass EADGC....currently i use BEADG also ADGCF sometimes.
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Old 2005-05-12, 15:58
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So I would need a 6 string set of strings to do this right?

And it would be really cool, being in that I'm in a Jazz/Metal band with a lot of emphasise on the bass.
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Old 2005-05-12, 18:29
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Yeah, you would need a six string set, unless your local guitar shop sells indivual bass C strings..

Jazz metal band? nice one! if you have any recordings now or near the future, please post them, id be very interested in hearing some stuff, that genre is very rare, but also something special..

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I'm going to my local shop tomorrow, (my guitarist is the guitar teacher) I'll have to ask them.

Thanks for the support Tattered. I'll be sure to put some up if we record anything.
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Old 2005-05-13, 06:27
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So I would need a 6 string set of strings to do this right?

And it would be really cool, being in that I'm in a Jazz/Metal band with a lot of emphasise on the bass.

kool...like tattered said please post'em..........im also been thinking of starting a jazz/DM band for an extremely long time.something along the lines of Cynic,Athiest,Pestilence(latter stages),Gordian Knot & Control Denied
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It was this precise dillemma that led me to buy my 6-string bass. The other problem I found with the 5-string when I changed tuning was that the strings were no longer tight in the nut, as the grooves are a set width to match the strings you're using. It wasn't a big problem, but I noticed the strings seemed a bit sloppier.

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