Online tuner for bass with microphone
On this page your can tune your electric or acoustic bass guitar or a double bass, using the microphone of your device. You can also tune by ear, using this page as a virtual tuning fork.
The fretboard above is interactive – you can click on frets to hear their sounds played.
The standard tuning for bass guitars and double bass is this:
- String 1 – G2, the highest (thinniest) string
- String 2 – D2
- String 3 – A1
- String 4 – E1, the lowest (thickest) string
It's the same as four lowest strings on a guitar, but one octave lower.
Tuning method: how to tune a bass guitar
Tuning a bass guitar is very similar to tuning a regular guitar, so you can check out our instructions for tuning guitars.
The common problem when tuning a bass with microphone tuners is that most microphones don't work well for low-pitch bass sounds.
To address this issue, try this:
- Plug your bass into your computer and use its audio signal instead of the microphone as the audio input for the tuner.
- If it's not possible, try using a high-quality vocal or instrument microphone instead of your built-in microphone.
- Instead of tuning the open strings, hold a fret (try 5th, 7th, 12th). You will find the interactive fretboard above useful to see which notes should sound at each fret.
Tuning method: how to tune double bass
The same advice from above still applies, but the tuning itself is much more similar to tuning a cello – please check out instructions there.