Originally Posted by SubTones57
I'm thinking of trying 135 100 70 50 for switching between ADAD an bf#be is it very bad if the second string has roughly 3 or 4 max lbs if tension than the others?
My recommendation ...
For D to F# i would choose a Kalium .102 or another brand's .100, the big tuning change of 4 semitones takes it from 30-50 pounds.
Balance in average tuning A#EA#D#
.150 41.2 (36.7-46.2)
.102 40.4 (32.0-50.9)
.073 41.5 (37.0-46.6)
.053 40.0 (35.6-44.8)
In other brands i would choose .145 .100 .070 .050, from experience a .145 is the minimum gauge for good tone at A, and is not too tight at B, also a few brands do this gauge, try www.bassstringsonline.com
for an excellent range of single strings.
The D to F# string will be a little tighter / looser than the others in your tunings but 5 pounds is not much, compare that to a so called 'standard' traditional tension set which has a B 15 pounds looser than the D.