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B E A D Tuning

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Robert Spencer, Nov 26, 2010.


  1. I have used the search tool but was not able to find much in that search.
    I am using a 4 string Hohner EAB w/GHS tapewounds. I tend to shy away from the first string. For that reason as well as being able to play R-5 with the root directly below the 5 in E, I am thinking of using a low B string as my low string and tuning to B E A D.
    GHS has a 5 string set with a 125 B string. Can I simply use that one string and restring to eliminate the .50 high G? Any advise would be most welcome. Thanks & take care. Bob
     
  2. FunkMetalBass

    FunkMetalBass

    Aug 5, 2005
    Phoenix, Arizona 85029
    Endorsing Artist: J.C. Basses
    Yes, that's exactly how you'd go about doing it.
     
  3. Thanks my friend. That`s all I needed to know. Take care. Bob
     
  4. Mr.Hat

    Mr.Hat

    Sep 18, 2010
    Yup .
    You might have to adjust your bridge saddles for intonation .
    Who needs the g-string anyway ? :bassist:
     
  5. Mr . Hat, would that be a factor if i have a one piece bone saddle? thanks & take care. Bob
     
  6. FunkMetalBass

    FunkMetalBass

    Aug 5, 2005
    Phoenix, Arizona 85029
    Endorsing Artist: J.C. Basses
    Unfortunately, yes. It's highly possible that your intonation will be off until you have a new saddle made.
     
  7. mattygbass

    mattygbass Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2008
    Stafford Springs, CT
    you will most likely need to re-slot your nut as well
     
  8. mattygbass wrote: "you will most likely need to re-slot your nut as well".
    I am going to another forum to get advise on enlarging the bridge holes and nut. Hopefully its doable. Thanks & take care. Bob
     

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