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ABG owners: unbalanced string tension?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by JES, Jan 21, 2014.


  1. JES

    JES Supporting Member

    Hi All,

    i play a Martin BC-15E ABG, string tenor (ADGC).

    Has anyone experimented with unbalanced string tensions? I'm asking because I just tried a Thomastik C string (acousticore), which is considerably lighter in gauge than a regular steel C string, but it sounds great with my D'Addario phosphor-bronze ADG strings.

    If I leave on the lower tension C string, am I liable to twist my neck?

    Apologies if this is the wrong forum, but since it's a question about what a neck will take, I figure this is the place.

    Thank you!
     
  2. lz4005

    lz4005

    Oct 22, 2013
    It'll probably be fine.
    If you're worried about it, detune your A string when you aren't using the bass, to even out the tension.
     
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  4. JES

    JES Supporting Member

    Brilliant, thank you.
     



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