Originally Posted by fuersty
I'm interested in picking up a cheaper 4 string to have tuned down to C and occasionally B.
Any recommendations for a cheaper bass that would handle thicker strings? I've got a set of Heavy D'Addario's (55/75/90/110) but maybe I'll want thicker?
I've heard Thunderbirds generally accept thicker string well?
I prefer passive basses, looking under $400?
I run a Sterling by MusicMan S.U.B. bass in C standard for my band.
It's active but not a super crazy preamp and very easy to simply set flat. It takes the tuning very well with Ernie Ball Cobalt Regular Slinkys. There is some string buzz and rattle, but I consider it part of the tone of the genre and the tension doesn't feel floppy to me.