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Strings for drop A#.

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

  1. WhisperAPrayer

    WhisperAPrayer

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    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

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    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

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

    vbchaos

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    CircleK / Kalium Strings
    use a .130 or .136 set for your down tuning
  5. MrTaff

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    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.

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