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3 Ways to Tune a Bass Guitar

Written by Joseph Nicholls with BestGuitarAdvisor.com

The first thing to ask ourselves before we get to the main issue here is, what is a bass guitar? A bass guitar is a solid-bodied instrument tuned to produce bass or low notes and it requires an amplifier. Now that we know what the bass guitar is, we have to look into the fundamentals that guide the tuning of this guitar.

Top 4 Ways to Solve Your Tuning Problems

Tuning Problems
Written by Tom of TomGuitar

Every guitar player suffers from tuning problems from time to time – it’s a natural part of playing a stringed instrument.

Tuning problems are particularly common in cheaper instruments, and even more expensive ones can be difficult to keep in tune in they’re not maintained well. Constantly having to retune your guitar can be very frustrating!

Tuning Down Your Guitar

tuning down your guitar

Tuning down your guitar will change the sound of your instrument. There are a good amount of songs out there that will require you to change the sound of your instrument. Sometimes tuning your guitar to the correct pitch is much easier said than done. It can be a challenge to get each cord just right, even if you have been playing for a good length of time you may run into difficulty now and again. Don’t let tuning your guitar get in the way of playing the songs that you love and and are interested in learning to play for yourself.

Buzzing Strings and How to Avoid Them

avoiding buzzing strings

If you are just starting out, know that when you play the guitar you might run into one of the more common problems: buzzing strings.

Tune your guitar before you start playing and check it’s tune as you play.  (Check out our tuning guide for more information.) There are great tuners out there like the or .  Strings that are in tune will sound clear and crisp.  So, when you have a guitar that is in tune, you should not have buzzing strings.