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Best Low Tuning strings

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by ronster91, Sep 23, 2008.

  1. ronster91


    Apr 10, 2008
    Collins NY
    I was wondering what you guys use for playing in a low tuning like Drop C and stuff. I want something what some good sound that will cut through even to know it is so low. Thanks, Ron
  2. Try Thomastik-Infeld PowerBass strings!

    I play in a Drop B and for some time I played in even lower tunings and they have always sounded perfect!!!
  3. xshawnxearthx


    Aug 23, 2004
    new jersey
    dr low riders. nice tension for d standard and i've tried drop c and it wasn't bad.
  4. All 3 of my basses are tuned CGCF. A while back I started using a "custom gauge" set of SIT Powerwounds in 50 / 70 / 90 / 110 (or 115) for that tuning. The 110 works fine for the low C, and has just about the same tension as a 125 tuned to low B. SIT will make "custom gauge" sets at customer request through your local dealer at the same cost (about $17/18) as a standard set.

    Here's a string tension chart:
  5. ronster91


    Apr 10, 2008
    Collins NY
    Hey thanks for the reply guys. I will definetely check into the strings you guys said. It's just that I always in that low of a tuning and I wanted to see if there was anything better out there than what I had. Thanks, Ron
  6. mrokern

    mrokern TB's resident Rush freak

    Jul 20, 2007
    Minneapolis, MN
    I'd think the Lo Riders would rock at that. I've got them in standard tuning on my 5 string, and the tension on the B string is tight enough that I could easily drop quite a bit if need be.


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