know any weird bass tunings?

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  1. apatheticbassist

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    I'm a Prog bassist who is looking to put some flare in his sound. Can y'all help?
     
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    Check out the "Karnivool tuning," BF#BEGC. Drop B tuning on the bottom with a weird minor third between the second and third string. I haven't used it personally but Jon Stockman does some really cool chordal work with it on Karnivool records.
     
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    Interesting... thank you.
     
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    cGoEcYk SS.org Regular

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    I like standard on my 5 but I tune my guitar super weird F# B F# B E G C and have been playing it like that for past few years (as long as I've been playing guitar). It's been great for having a weird style and instrument no one can play on.

    Mudvayne/Martini tuning is fresh (forget what it is), allows him more-easily do his signature octave tapping.
     
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    Obvious, but all-fifths, great for chords and extended range.
     
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    I tried it out on my guitar. Really cool.
     
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    ah.
     
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    Violin uses those types of intervals (standard for violin is G D A E). What note range you recommend on a 4? I'd be thinking 5ths could increase neck tension on the G string side unless you got strings gauged for it.
     

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