How to Tune a Bass Guitar

Tuning your bass guitar can be a difficult task for you if you are just beginning to learn how to play the bass guitar. The good news is, the more you do it, the easier it becomes. A nicely tuned bass guitar can make your music sound a lot better and help you greatly while you're just beginning. Here we show you many methods on how to tune a bass guitar, and also our free Online Bass Guitar Tuner.

Methods on Tuning a Bass Guitar

online bass guitar tuner
Online Bass Guitar Tuner

5th Fret Method

5th Fret Tuning Method

This is a common method used to quickly tune and check the tuning of your bass guitar. You can get one string tuned and then tune the rest of your strings to that string.


Tune with your keyboard or piano

You can use a keyboard or piano to tune each individual string to a specific note on the piano. An easy and quick way for beginners.

Electronic Tuners

Electronic Tuners

Tuning with an Electronic tuner is an easy task. Just twang your string and turn the pegs until it matches with the corresponding note.


Harmonic Tuning

Tuning with harmonics is a more advanced way of tuning a bass guitar. You tune a bass guitar by playing a harmonic on a string and matching it with the same harmonic note on another string.

Boiling Guitar Strings

Guitar Tab

Learn how to boil your old bass guitar strings so they sound like new again. Explains why and how to do it.