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5 String Bas 5th in Low G

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by nlabat, Nov 16, 2013.

  1. nlabat

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    Is it possible to get to a Low G ???? or Lower ???

    what kind of strings do i need ???


    its an Spector 5 LX...
  2. knuckle_head

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    To get to G you should use a .174. F# a .182. F use a .190 or .200. For E get a .210. You can indeed go lower.

    Or equivalent gauges.
  3. nlabat

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    Any Brand for that gauge ?
  4. Jensby design

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  5. nlabat

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    how low you can go with them and do you know how to know the relationship between the gauge and the tone that you can get with them ???
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  7. knuckle_head

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    I'd suggest that the tone you get down to F# and G will be very consistent across the entire set all the way up to the 10th string (if you have that many). String tone gets compromised based on design eventually due to gauge and a thick string's inability to be as flexible as thin ones no matter whose strings you use - but this doesn't start to happen with my strings until you get to about an octave down.

    All this is VERY dependent on whose strings you're using though. Some brands begin to be sonically compromised at low B. Other brands beyond mine can take you down to F# or E equally as competently.
  8. nlabat

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    Im back with Question Knuckle, Im going to place an Order in your website...

    Im wondering about the following sets...
    182 5 String and 174

    How low we can go with them and witch would be the tunning on this two sets...
    can you please confirm me it...

    and one more .182 and .174 single string how low can they meet in a Drop tuning ??
  9. Thomas Kievit

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    With the F#, he has to tune up, right?
  10. Kragnorak

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    Picture a 6 or 7 string bass that has two strings lower than the E string. Some players put an F# on the bottom, a B one fourth higher, and the E on up are the fourths you are used to.

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