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drop D

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by BoognishMang, Jul 11, 2002.


  1. does droping your "E" to a "D" wear the string out faster? I noticed on one my basses that the "E" string tends to go flat quicker than the others. This is the only bass that i drop tunning on, so i'm curious to if it's just me or the string?
     
  2. i think if you leave it in D it should be fine, but constantly retuning from E to D and back will almost certainly take a toll on it.
     
  3. Brendan

    Brendan

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    What DHC said. I was going through a set of strings every two/three weeks when I had one bass and was having to re-tune from C to D to E repeatedly during practice. When I got two basses, and they stayed in the same tuning, the strings started lasting as long as a regular string.