1. Please take 30 seconds to register your free account to remove most ads, post topics, make friends, earn reward points at our store, and more!  

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??
    Thanks,
    JIM
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.