6 String Bass Tuning
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07-29-2011, 10:21 PM
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I dunno... the idea of the bassline always being in lockstep with the guitar just seems like a lost opportunity to make one's music interesting. However, it *does provide* an opportunity... for those who want to build something which stands out from that lockstep crowd.
Even just using a pedal point can make something so much heavier on a four-string bass than any amount of downtuning.
I guess it's all up to personal preference. I don't like traditional Irish music seisúns for the same reason; everyone playing the same thing in unison just holds no interest for me, and I'd rather go to the most basic jazz or blues jam instead.
Horses for courses, I suppose.
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