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5 string options??

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by stompfrog, Apr 4, 2005.


  1. Hello, does everyone have there 5 strings a...

    beadg

    Does anyone have a higher string?

    maybe?....

    eadgb??

    I know it is supposed to be a bass guitar but i was just wondering if anyone ever does this and what guage the string would have to be? 0.25??
     
  2. BruceWane

    BruceWane

    Oct 31, 2002
    Houston, TX
    You can tune it any way you like, but most people who want to extend the upper range instead of the lower tune the high string to C, typically using a .30 gauge string.
     
  3. Marcus Willett

    Marcus Willett

    Feb 8, 2005
    Palm Bay, FL
    Endorsing Artist: Bag End - Dean Markley - Thunderfunk
    I've done the EADGC tuning before. It's fun, but (and this is the reason I've never gone to a 6), to my ears, the C (even a heavier one), just doesn't sound like a "bass" string anymore. I dunno, if I'm playing a line or lick or whatever, when I get up to the C string, the tone just bugs me.

    Gave up on it and built a piccolo bass instead.