Bass Guitar Lesson: How to Tune a Bass Guitar

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Jeff Suta from Ibanez shows us how to tune a bass guitar.
When tuning a bass guitar with the Qwik Tune Auto Guitar and Bass Tuner, pluck a string and adjust the pitch until the tuner registers the correct note for t…
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#1 
Written By Daniel de Gaston on August 21st, 2014 @ 7:42 am

thank u mister

#2 
Written By patricio o.lopez on August 21st, 2014 @ 8:33 am

He has a bass clef tattooed onto his arm lol.

#3 
Written By tacorific on August 21st, 2014 @ 8:42 am

as cool as the geicho money dude is i really don’t want to see him before i
watch this guitar tuner help vid.

#4 
Written By ihatethisstupidform on August 21st, 2014 @ 9:24 am

how do you down half step in this tuner

#5 
Written By brandons3 on August 21st, 2014 @ 9:27 am

ok well i was happily following your instructions and then my G string
broke. :D

#6 
Written By ZippyMrMw on August 21st, 2014 @ 9:37 am

The tuner looks like a walkie-talkie

#7 
Written By Koffy130 on August 21st, 2014 @ 10:16 am

electric

#8 
Written By mullet559 on August 21st, 2014 @ 10:29 am

@ggomezg86 Drop D is just a step down on the E string.

#9 
Written By tatersalad4real on August 21st, 2014 @ 10:43 am

yap ask at your music store :D

#10 
Written By lifeisahole on August 21st, 2014 @ 11:01 am

Get the needle to the middle :) Sorry couldn’t resist lol !!

#11 
Written By fegoras on August 21st, 2014 @ 11:36 am

@6michaeljordan i think its a peavey bass i have a peavey zodiac ex and the
headstock is pretty much the same shape

#12 
Written By David Nae on August 21st, 2014 @ 12:35 pm

What kind of bass is that

#13 
Written By joshua hager on August 21st, 2014 @ 1:12 pm

It the name of the tuner.

#14 
Written By Sir Brütal on August 21st, 2014 @ 1:52 pm

My G string broke too similar to ZippyMrMw, im using the Cherub WST-550G
its terrible…

#15 
Written By 123asian321 on August 21st, 2014 @ 2:28 pm

gotta have one of those

#16 
Written By wp4866 on August 21st, 2014 @ 3:08 pm

Hey there! You can detune, but I prefer a Korg CA-30 or a Korg CA-40. I
know it’s one of the 2, but I’m pretty sure you can detune using a Korg
CA-30

#17 
Written By puppetmetal on August 21st, 2014 @ 3:12 pm

E=Every A=Asshole D=Does G=Good

#18 
Written By fogdevilst on August 21st, 2014 @ 3:18 pm

@Koffy130 IT IS a walkie-talkie

#19 
Written By Cloerpictures on August 21st, 2014 @ 3:30 pm

Hey, would this work with an electric guitar as well?

#20 
Written By musicsarg on August 21st, 2014 @ 3:56 pm

@chillflyer50 turn the tuning keys?

#21 
Written By Goreboss23 on August 21st, 2014 @ 4:52 pm

I love his tatoo. Bass Clef.

#22 
Written By ilyhomeyg on August 21st, 2014 @ 5:21 pm

A tuner is a must have regardless of your skill level in my opinion.

#23 
Written By clewi1091 on August 21st, 2014 @ 5:39 pm

@brontosaurious Yes. and now it’s gaining dust.

#24 
Written By off-kilter on August 21st, 2014 @ 5:51 pm

i have a question, how do u get it to the right line? note

#25 
Written By chillflyer50 on August 21st, 2014 @ 6:13 pm

@Khi325 what standard is eadg

#26 
Written By Daniel Pryce on August 21st, 2014 @ 6:19 pm

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