November 18th, 2011, 10:32 PM
well guys a friend loaned me a Ibanez Jet King BASS I love the look of the model its not to heavy and action seems pretty low.now Im a guitar player and I tune my guitar standard 440 E can I use my Boss TU-2 to tune and how should the string read from big to small,also I have plug it in my Bandit 112(low volume) sound O.K. but does a Bass need reverb like a 6 string guitar sounds funny when I it the E string with reverb:rolleyes:.
thanks in advance for the help:wink:
November 18th, 2011, 11:49 PM
4-string bass standard tuning is E-A-D-G low-to-high
If the tuner fails to 'get' the low notes, hit the octave harmonics
Start with no effects, please. Add to taste, or just leave well enough alone . . .
November 19th, 2011, 12:14 PM
I like reverb on a bass, but most bass amps do not have reverb and most players do not use it. It is probably messing with the little bandit trying to run the bass through the reverb. I would turn it down or off. If you crank that bandit much, you could blow a speaker. Tuning as noted above.
November 19th, 2011, 01:44 PM
A=440Hz is A below middle C, which on a guitar (they transpose from written) is 2nd string 1st fret (so A=440Hz is 3rd string 2nd fret. Guitar 5th string A is then 220Hz. Therefore the bass A string is 110Hz.
Bass is E A D G one octave lower than guitar.
5-string bass can add a top B or a bottom B (and some strange tunings too e.g. C E A D G)
Most guitar tuners will cope with a bass. The Peterson has a menu and a specific bass tuning temper i.e. a setting that sweetens the notes (e.g. the low notes on a piano are slightly flat and the high notes are slightly sharp, because our ears like that)
Reverb - if performing then turn the reverb off and let the room do it, if practising it is usually nice to add a bit of "room" to add depth.
Re Bandit - if practising, you will not want to crank the amp high enough to blow the speaker, not at home in a confined space. It is a loud amp and you will be blowing out windows and eardrums if you turn it up. Besides the speaker is rated for 140-160W and overload >>200W.
November 19th, 2011, 03:37 PM
thanks guys my TU-2 tuner did the job for tuning once I new how, and I am running my bandit at real low volume dont want to mess my speaker up. thats until I get a BASS amp either an ampeg or a peavey TNT will do me fine after all Im not a BASS player:grin:
December 7th, 2011, 12:44 AM
Sorry to correct, but 440 is A above middle C.
440 A is designated as A4.
Middle C at 261.63 Hz is designated as C4.
A string on a guitar is 110 Hz, designated A2.
A string on bass is 55 Hz, designated A1.