Flats on a P Bass in C Standard?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by DannyBob, Dec 22, 2013.


  1. DannyBob

    DannyBob

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    Just wondering how flatwound strings would sound on a P bass that was tuned in C standard (C-F-A#-D#)? Will it work, or sounds like a pile of poo? And also if it would work by some miracle, which strings would be best?

    Thanks
  2. Rich McCoy

    Rich McCoy

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    Fender 9050 .055-.105 set.
    Cheap too.
  3. DuShauh

    DuShauh Supporting Member

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    There is more than one way to get there, obviously. But...IMO a B-E-A-D string set, tuned to C standard would work well. Especially a lighter gauge set. (Or singles to your taste)
  4. Turock

    Turock Supporting Member

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    Yeah, BEAD set is the way to go.
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  6. DannyBob

    DannyBob

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    Yeah, I was thinking about that, and probably BEAD tuned to BEAD for when I want to do some 5 strings songs (I don't have a 5 string), then capo the first fret for C standard might work as well for me

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