Originally Posted by arntseaj
Well, tonight I spontaneously sold my Schecter Diamond J to my friend which I am going to put towards my dream of owning a Fender Geddy Lee Jazz Bass
Here's the thing:
I play in Drop A#. I have been playing in Drop A# for awhile and I use D'Addario XL Nickels 65-85-105-125.
For those of you who own a Geddy Lee, will the thin neck be able to support the 65-125 gauge strings no problem? Will the Badass II bridge accommodate a 125 string? And does the Badass II bridge allow medium-high action? The bridge on my Schecter only catered to low-medium action at best.
PS: Please no comments saying that 125 is too much of a thin string for Drop A# and that I need to upgrade to a 135 or something. It's worked perfect for me so far lol
I used regular 45-105 for tuning to A. Being a guitar player and a stoner, I verymuch preferred the easier feel. I had a relatively fatnecked mexi jazz that was strung per common reccomendations for bass tuned to A0- fat and tight... the Geddy sounded better across the whole neck while the mexi sounded really overtoney above the 10th on the recordings for my band at the time, both sounded the same in the mix below the 10th. I put the regular strings on the mexi and tuned down- magic! I will not tell you that any stringset is too thin unless you're trying .009-.032", that is too thin to tune to A0. probably.
The neck is not as thin as many ibanezes, and you already plan on using a stringset thinner than many would recommend for your tuning, I'm sure that it will handle it just fine.
My Geddy is an '07 MIJ. On its BAII, I can drop the strings to too low to play at all or jack them up to way too high for me. I can't say a thing for how big of a string it'll go, but since you're going to have to have someone bust out a file on the nut and saddles anyways, may as well tell them to keep a drill handy for the back of the bridge.
Congrats on the way-cooler bass!