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8-string Gauges

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by jgould1124, Mar 22, 2009.

  1. I have an 8-string bass that is in standard tuning (Ee Aa Dd Gg). However, my new band tunes down to B (BEAD on a 4-string) and I wanted to use my 8-string for some songs.
    So, would I be able to tune down that low using 130-65 with the octave strings? Would there be tension/truss rod problems?
    And, what would the octave sting gauges be? Would they be exactly half as big as their companion string??

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