Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Donici Mihail, Jul 8, 2021.

  1. Donici Mihail

    Donici Mihail

    Sep 25, 2020
    I have a marcus miller m2 bass,and it needs a setup,i want my bass to sound clean in C standard and i just need to know if any bass can be tuned like this
    (I have thick strings but without a good setup it's buzzing terribly
  2. andruca


    Mar 31, 2004
    Madrid (Spain)
    I'd simply put the BEAD strings of a light 5 string set tuned a half step up and set up accordingly. Should work.
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  3. el murdoque

    el murdoque

    Mar 10, 2013
    The nut needs to be able to accommodate the bigger string diameters. If that's the case, then I don't see why not.
    Some basses might be a bit floppy (especially shorter scales) and need a higher setup, but it should not not work.
  4. paskisti


    Jan 20, 2005
    My suggestion too. I have drop-C tuning so I cannot suggest other strigs according to personal experience but E string tuned to low C is best with 125, feels like 105 in low E. I use D'addario XL strings - feel may vary depending on the manufacturer and model.
    Last edited: Jul 8, 2021
  5. hbabels


    Jul 26, 2015
    Phoenix, AZ
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  6. Sid the Kid

    Sid the Kid Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2013
    Some Basses do not even require nut modification if you don’t go with an insanely large string. Sounding good in C standard is more about the string and setup than the bass itself. So yes, any bass can do C standard.

    DR DDT strings in their 55-115 gauge will hold C standard quite nicely. They won’t be bridge cable tight, but C doesn’t have to be super tight to sound good.