Originally Posted by PilbaraBass
what are you guys talking about? He wants to tune UP. That means more tension on the neck and tighter strings. Heavier gage strings are the WRONG way to go. If anything a slightly lighter gage would be in order.
He wants to tune down.
If memory serves me right, the guy from System of a Down tunes to CGCF... z4nerd just typed it the wrong way. He wants to tune the E down to a C, the A down to a G, the D down to a C and the G down to an F.
I also seem to recall that the System of a Down bassist uses Ernie Ball five string sets and just throws out the E string.
You'd want to get your bass set up properly to do this.