7 String Drop F# tuning in UK
I have just bought an HK 7 string custom bass. It has the Bubinga/Ash body and Maple 9 ply neck.
I want to drop the tuning so I can have an F# bottom so it would be F#, B, E, A, D, G, C. My problem is I can't see strings available in the UK as a set for this tuning on a 7. Maybe I am looking in the wrong place and apologies if this has been covered but my limited search did not bring up an answer for me.
The bass is currently fretted and has round wounds. I am considering converting it to fretless and possibly using flats. (However it looks like an ebony fingerboard so either should work).
The nut is adjustable in height and has wide slots so I think it would be ok with some thick cables.
Please point me in the direction of a set (or combination) which would work. I am considering the Drop zone plus rotosounds as well as a light gauge 66 swing set of stainless strings to match. That means I have two 85's but not problem.
I can see a set on Circle K but including shipping to UK, way too expensive for this project!
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