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Old 03-08-2004, 08:11 PM
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Standard tuning for a 5 string bass

I just bought a 5 string bass and was about to tune it to EADGC, but I really don't know what I am doing so I thought I would ask first. I have read that most tune it to BEADG, which is what I have it at now, but I would like to know if it would hurt the guitar over time if I tuned it to EADGC? Could it warp the neck?
Old 03-08-2004, 08:30 PM
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I always tuned mine to BEADG, mostly because I liked the sound the low B-string made, and it simply never occurred to me to try raising it up a fourth. It really depends on the sizes of the strings you have, but most 5-string sets are intended for tuning beginning at the low B. If you want EADGC, buy a 6-string set and just don't use the B-string. That could get expensive, however.
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Old 03-08-2004, 08:58 PM
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You're going to waste a perfectly good string on a C!?!?

Remember, you're playing a BASS, not a guitar.

I think basses/guitars are tolerant of different tensions. If you are still worried, get lighter guage strings, which won't be as tense to get the same notes.

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