Category: Drop tunings

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Exploring slackened realms: tunings primarily focused on lowering the 6str and/or 1str [5 tunings]

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Drop D


• D-A-D-G-B-E •

Probably the first altered tuning you ever learned: build upwards from a power-chord bass…

 

Double Drop D (‘DDD’)— 


• D-A-D-G-B-D•

Lower both the extremities for some handy two-sided slackness…

 

Drop C (‘Neon’)


• C-A-D-G-B-E •

Bass-dropped jazz-funk flexibilities, beloved by John Mayer & co…

 

Full Drop C


• C-G-C-F-A-D •

Loosen everything by two semitones, then drop the 6str by two more…

 

A Slack Thwack


• A-A-D-G-B-E •

Open up most of the bass guitar register with superlow double-octaves…

 

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