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Any possibility on this Tuning on a 6/7?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Turbo, Feb 9, 2005.


  1. Turbo

    Turbo

    Mar 17, 2004
    Illinois
    Low F (lower than low B) - Low B - D (As in Drop D) - High B - High E - High D -
     
  2. Selta

    Selta

    Feb 6, 2002
    Pacific Northwet
    Total fanboi of: Fractal Audio, AudiKinesis Cabs, Dingwall basses
    Sure, why not? It's just like stringing a 4 string BEAD

    Ray
     
  3. jvbjr

    jvbjr

    Jan 8, 2005
    Go to the D'Addario web page and download their string tension chart.

    You generally want the middle two/three strings to have the most tension, less on the outer edges and DEFINETELY close to the same psi on the outer strings so you do not get a neck twist.

    On my six strings I have about 51 psi on the middle two strings, and 46 average on the low B/E set and about 43 average on the E/high C side so my variation is 46 vs 43, or only 3 psi total. If you use the wrong gauges you can throw the neck a variation of 15 psi and over time that will twist the neck.
     
  4. I'm curious - why do you want this particular tuning?