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5 string tuning HELP

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by enigmaticzidon, Jan 8, 2006.

  1. enigmaticzidon


    Dec 5, 2005
    Okay i play in a drop B tuning with my band which goes B,F#,B,E on my 4 stringer but i am about to purchase a 5 stringer and instead ov dropping the B string down, i was thinking ov keeping the B as a B and tuning everything else up i.e the E to the F#

    But i am worried about the neck as i obviously dont want this to bend

    I was thinking if i got a low guage string set and tune up this would stop this problem. Am i right??

    the bass is a thru neck also if that makes any differance

    any help would be much apreciated

  2. I wouldn't worry too much about the full step uptuning. The single string that's out of the scheme shouldn't mess with it. But I guarantee that you'll have to do another setup with that tuning. ;)