#70810 by Greg Reason
Fri Feb 11, 2005 8:53 pm
Hey guys...

We know Bastard is in a weird B tuning on some sort, do you know what it is? Apparently you have played this at some point on your tour? It's pretty cool that you would do so obscure a song. You should pull out "Dynamics" or "Voices in the Fan" heh...

#72072 by beavis christ
Mon Feb 28, 2005 2:52 pm
Wish I could answer this one , but we have never played this song before. I will see what I can do to try to help ya out though.

#72440 by Greg Reason
Sun Mar 06, 2005 8:07 pm
Thank you much! I thought it was a bit weird that this song was supposed to have been played live, but someone said that you had, so... But thanks again!

#72447 by Terraformer
Mon Mar 07, 2005 12:09 am
Some time back Devin said that not even he exactly remembers
what tuning he used on "Bastard". Anyway, B F# B F# B D# worked
fine for me when I learned the song, listening to Biomech, some
years ago. I guess Dev tuned down half a step on this one cause
the vocal lines were too high in CGCGCE, even for him.
Damn, I can not even manage them when I tune down to A! :wink:

By the way...who says your tabs have to be 100& correct? If it works
for you and sounds close (or exactly the same) that's fine, even if the
original song was played slightly different.

#72502 by beavis christ
Mon Mar 07, 2005 9:20 pm
Ok I asked Devin about it today and he said he actually didnt remember what the tuning was. He did say that the first note starts on the 10th fret if that helps at all. Sorry I couldnt be more help.

#72606 by beavis christ
Wed Mar 09, 2005 10:11 pm
No problem. When ya figure it out maybe you could show us :lol:

#100335 by A-Daamage
Tue Dec 20, 2005 4:31 am
I just tune standard B tuning when I play it: BEADF#B

first note: 8th fret, 4th string

then when the drums kick in, power chord at 4th fret, 6th string intersperced with the same 8th fret, 4th string note, bending when necessary

follow this with power chord at the open fret, 6th string (low B) intersperced with note at 3rd fret, 3rd string, again bending when necessary

Hope that helps
#203342 by AxxionJackson
Tue Jun 30, 2009 4:17 am
Hey man I transcribed it for a 7 string in standard B. Im trying to transcribe it in B for a 6 string too. Let me know if you want the tabs man.
#238804 by Matt08642
Sat Apr 17, 2010 6:17 pm
I use the Open B tuning Dev used for Ki & Addicted to play Bastard. Works well.

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