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 Post subject: Re: downtuning a 4001 to B-E-A-D. Any advice
 Post Posted: Sun Dec 26, 2010 3:46 pm 
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That won't work if what he's playing goes lower than D, which much metal does these days.

I keep one bass tuned BEAD for my doom projects.


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 Post subject: Re: downtuning a 4001 to B-E-A-D. Any advice
 Post Posted: Mon Jan 03, 2011 2:09 pm 
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That won't work if what he's playing goes lower than D, which much metal does these days.

I keep one bass tuned BEAD for my doom projects.


That's what i want to do with my rick.

if you did so already.. can you share how??


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 Post subject: Re: downtuning a 4001 to B-E-A-D. Any advice
 Post Posted: Mon Jan 03, 2011 9:07 pm 
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My suggestion would be to put your '71 Ric on eBay and get a good price for it. Then buy a new Ric (or a newer used one) and screw with that one (and pocket the difference). I don't know if I could condone messing around with such a great vintage instrument.


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 Post subject: Re: downtuning a 4001 to B-E-A-D. Any advice
 Post Posted: Mon Jan 17, 2011 7:59 pm 
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I had did the same thing (B-E-A-D) to my 4001. Had to file open the nuts and saddles. After a few years I had decided to use another bass (Epiphone EB-3L) for B-E-A-D and returned the RIC back to E-A-D-G set-up. It was a lot of work both times (modifying it and restoring it) and I would not suggest this for RIC's only because the extra work involved with the saddles... just more tedious to do than with more traditional (i.e Fender type) bass guitars.

Far from vintage (i.e. Gotoh tuners, Seymour Duncan PU's, non-original electronics, pickguard, etc), it was a real rat that had been hot-rodded and modded several times before I bought it used for $350 back in `93.


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 Post subject: Re: downtuning a 4001 to B-E-A-D. Any advice
 Post Posted: Tue Jan 18, 2011 7:16 am 
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If you're tuning all the way down to B-E-A-D, you'd better find a singer who sounds like Cookie Monster.


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 Post subject: Re: downtuning a 4001 to B-E-A-D. Any advice
 Post Posted: Tue Jan 18, 2011 11:01 pm 
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If you're tuning all the way down to B-E-A-D, you'd better find a singer who sounds like Cookie Monster.
Does Sam Elliott sing?


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 Post subject: Re: downtuning a 4001 to B-E-A-D. Any advice
 Post Posted: Wed Jan 19, 2011 11:34 am 
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If you're tuning all the way down to B-E-A-D, you'd better find a singer who sounds like Cookie Monster.


Why? Sleep tunes nearly that low (down to C) and Al Cisneros doesn't do that style of vocals.


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 Post subject: Re: downtuning a 4001 to B-E-A-D. Any advice
 Post Posted: Wed Jan 19, 2011 10:44 pm 
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Hey, Sleep was the definitive "Drop C" band of the Clinton Era. I remember listening to them when my pets.com stock was trading at a cool $85/share and Brett Favre didn't even know what a iPhone was, much less know how to use it to send pictures to his female co-workers.

But now, in 2011, if you dare drop even lower, to B? It's Cookie Monster time!


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 Post subject: Re: downtuning a 4001 to B-E-A-D. Any advice
 Post Posted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 12:21 am 
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Or Mark Lanegan. See if he's available.


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 Post subject: Re: downtuning a 4001 to B-E-A-D. Any advice
 Post Posted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 2:08 am 
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It's a joke guys. Go check out "Metal By Numbers" on YouTube by Brian Posehn and have a good laugh...


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