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Best strings for Down-tuned acoustic bass?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by smo, Apr 24, 2009.

  1. Hi All,

    I like to down-tune to C, F, A#, D#.
    And no matter what I do, I get fret buzz, even with a high action.
    Every set of acoustic bass strings are just way too loose on the neck.

    Is there any acoustic bass strings that have a high tension\thick gauge, and will do the down low justice?
    I can only find crappy 'light' gauge strings!:bawl:
    The only one that have done the job so far are the Elixir's - but no-one in my city stocks them anymore!

    Can anyone help me?
    Thanks, Smo
  2. sir juice

    sir juice

    Sep 11, 2006
    London, England
    try a lower gauge 5-string set, then you'd be tuning up a semitone instead of down 4.

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