Floppy strings

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by wRaith, Dec 15, 2005.

  1. wRaith


    Aug 22, 2005
    Sydney, Australia
    Hey all.

    I'm looking to play the bass lines to a few of the songs of Rammstein's new album. Most of the tabs I've seen tell me to tune to drop D, 1 step down (CGCF). When I tune my E to a C, it's not playable because it's way too loose.

    Are there any tricks to it, or should I just think about stringing my bass BEAD instead of EADG?
  2. eots


    Dec 18, 2004
    Morris, IL.
    You could use the top four string of a five string set if you're gonna tune down that far. You'll have to permanently widen the slots in the nut however. If you just want to drop the E string to a D, .105 or .110 will do the job. A .125 is the typical low B guage.