1. Welcome to TalkBass, the Premier Bass Player Community and Information Source. We've been uniting the Low End Since 1998!

    We're glad you've found us. Register a 100% Free Account to post and unlock tons of features.

Strings for drop A#.

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by WhisperAPrayer, Feb 24, 2014.


  1. WhisperAPrayer

    WhisperAPrayer

    Joined:
    May 17, 2009
    Tuning down that far with standard gauge strings has, understandably not sat well with me for a while. So in attempt to put my uneasy conscious to rest I've decided to look for a decent string.
    Long story short, I've been toying with the idea of a 5 string EB Power Slinky set on a four string Squier Jazz, I'm willing to fill down the nut to accommodate.
    What are your guys thoughts?
     
  2. el murdoque

    el murdoque

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2013
    any set for BEAD tuning will do since you're only going half a step down from there.
    you're very likely in need of some setup beyond filing the nut and maybe a professional is required.
     
  3. WhisperAPrayer

    WhisperAPrayer

    Joined:
    May 17, 2009
    Any recommendation for string brand etc.?
    I figured that'd be the case, not exactly a common or traditional tuning... haha.
     
  4. vbchaos

    vbchaos

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2011
    Location:
    Groningen, The Netherlands
    Disclosures:
    Uncompensated endorsing user: fEARful
    CircleK / Kalium Strings
    use a .130 or .136 set for your down tuning
     
  5. Register to disable this ad
  6. MrTaff

    MrTaff

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2014
    Location:
    UK
    It's only the B that's dropped though, everything else is 1/2 a up, A#-F-A#-D#, typical BEAD set 130-65 is going to end up with the A# much looser than the rest. I'd either go for a light 4 string set 40-100 (ditch the 40) + 130/135 or buy individual strings.
     

Share This Page