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5 strings bass tuned to drop-C

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by crguti, Aug 10, 2012.

  1. crguti


    Feb 14, 2011
    Smurf Village
    I'm currently using a 5 string bass tuned to BEADG and when I play regular songs in standard tuning I barely use the 5th string. Now I'm playing with a band that tune in drop-C and I've been using the 5th string a lot more. I would like to tune down my bass to match the guitars, so the new tuning should be CGCFA.

    I tried to tune it down but the string were to floopy, so my question is, What string gauge should I use? Any other recommendation?

    thanks :bassist:
  2. I use 120 guage for the low C string, works quite well. There's loads of threads on this (including the one I started when I had the same issue) do a search and you should get plenty of info.
  3. SLaPiNFuNK

    SLaPiNFuNK SUSPENDED Commercial User

    Jul 28, 2006
    LA California
    The Brains: FretNation.com
    Depending on the kind of tension you want:

    Roughly a set that looks like...

    .035 .050 .070 .090 .120

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