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D-G-C-F Strings?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Rimshot, Jan 17, 2011.

  1. Any suggestions on a set/brand/size for D-G-C-F (whole bass down-tuned a full step) tuning?

    Right now I've got EB Hybrids (110-50) which are 'meh' at best.
  2. rockstarbassist

    rockstarbassist Banned

    Apr 30, 2002
    The Woodlands, TX
    Endorsing Artist: HCAF
    I"ve actually gotten good results with EB's (in a pinch) but Circle K's are my go-to strings right now, after being a DR user exclusively the last 10+ years.

    DR Lo Riders will do that, though if you don't wanna custom order.
  3. dr drop tuning strings

    i think they may have what your looking for. or talk to a guy from Circle K strings

    on a sidenote: i think ernieball are amazing strings
  4. This is my favorite topic on Talkbass.. :D
    La Bella makes a set specifically designed for DGCF tuning. I used them for years before switching to 5-string, and they are awesome. I put them on several basses that had been tuned standard, and they intonated perfectly with no truss rod or action adjustments required. They are the best choice for DGCF, hands down.
    And, here they are:
    Contrary to what the Just Strings page says, the gauges are .054-.075-.090-.111.
  5. You guys ROCK! I knew I would get good advice asking here. Gonna order some sets and compare. Thanks!
  6. Oh, I totally dig EB's. They're all I use on my Stingray. I just wasn't liking 'em on an Epi-bird, drop tuned.

    And Dave, since you're a 5-Stringer now, you probably wanna part with one of those Reverends now, right?!?!! :D
  7. ixlramp


    Jan 25, 2005
    If you like the idea of equal tension on each string then this set from Circle K Strings.

    4 String Set - Balanced Standard 112
    .112 .084 .061 .043

    Sets like 50-110, 55-110 or 55-115 have the lowest string significantly looser than the others and / or excessively tight higher strings.
  8. Heh. My original Reverend 4-string just sits in the case now, but I'll never get rid of it.
    Reverend just introduced five new bass models at NAMM.
  9. WestOfBen


    Jul 30, 2010
    Another vote for Circle K.
  10. I've been oohing and ahhing at the Circle K options. Placing an order this weekend! :) :hyper:

    Dave: I saw some pics from NAMM on the new Reverend basses....one word: DROOOOOL!! :D
  11. Rushfan-nLV


    Mar 31, 2010
    Let me know how these work out for you. We tune a half step down and I use the bass boomers 50-115 and they work perfectly. Now I have a 5 string and I'm looking for a heavy set for it.
  12. Jawknee


    Jan 15, 2011
    How about low tuned Flatwounds , any sugestion s?
  13. VS


    Jun 6, 2002
    Mountain City, Tennessee
    Discounted Gear: Peavey
    Can someone help me find a detuned 6 string set?

    A-D-G-C-F-A#? Taper-wound if possible.

    Thanks, -Luke
  14. ixlramp


    Jan 25, 2005
    Circle K Strings sell sets for any amount of detuning. The sets are designed to have roughly equal tension on each string. They're taperwound but may not work strung through the body due to a short tapered section. Perhaps this one?:

    6 String Set - Balanced Standard 150
    .150 .112 .084 .061 .043 .031

    The gauge options are here: circlekstrings standard-balanced-6-strings
  15. VS


    Jun 6, 2002
    Mountain City, Tennessee
    Discounted Gear: Peavey
    Thanks for the input. I was looking at Circle K and saw all the sets listed and didn't really know where to begin. I think I have an idea now though. Thanks, -Luke
  16. VoodooChild


    Nov 9, 2008
    Can somebody recomend me some DGCF Flatwounds.
    I want them to feel Thomastik JF-344 ish.
    Tuning those strings down just gets too floppy.
  17. SLaPiNFuNK

    SLaPiNFuNK Commercial User

    Jul 28, 2006
    LA California
    Owner: BassStringsOnline.com
    I tune my La Bella 1954 originals down a half step. They work down a whole step as well. They will feel like TI at that point kinda....
  18. VoodooChild


    Nov 9, 2008
    Thank you for the reply.
    What do you mean with La Bella 1954 Original?

    I can get me one of these Sets:
    -La Bella 760M (052/073/095/110)
    -La Bella 760FS (045/065/085/105)
    -La Bella 760FL (043/060/082/104)
  19. SLaPiNFuNK

    SLaPiNFuNK Commercial User

    Jul 28, 2006
    LA California
    Owner: BassStringsOnline.com

    0760M 1954 Originals aka Jamerson set: .052 .073 .095 .110

    The 760FM/FS/FL/FX strings are part of the "Deep Talkin' Flatwound" series which have a different string construction and are not as tight.