Extreme downtuning progressive metal help.
Hey guys, I have exhausted searches for a while and now I ask you for help. I am joining a progressive metal band where the tuning for me will either be F#, B, F#, B, E, or exactly that one half step up. I have multiple 5 and 6 string basses, but they are all 34" scale. I would say they can handle drop A fairly well(im using a 135 B right now), but anything below that is just too clicky. I am looking for advice: with a 34" scale, is it even feasible to get a string gauge between say 145-180? What gauge would get the right balance of thickness and tension for that tuning? I am just trying to avoid having to get a new bass with 35" or 36" scale.