Good LOW G-F# string?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by J03YW, Dec 7, 2012.


  1. J03YW

    J03YW

    Nov 23, 2012
    hey, since i'm soon going to get a new bass i'm deciding to make my 5 string as thunderous as humanly possible. anyone know what is a good string (with gauge) to go to G/F#? By the way, i don't care how impossible/crappy this will sound, it's just a set of strings. if i don't like it i'll get others.
     
  2. FunkMetalBass

    FunkMetalBass

    Aug 5, 2005
    Phoenix, Arizona 85029
    Endorsing Artist: J.C. Basses
    Circle K Strings.

    A .182 or .190 ought to fit the bill nicely for F#, .174 or .182 for G.

    (in fact, I play an 8-string with a low F#, so I know from experience that they work well)
     
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  4. ixlramp

    ixlramp

    Jan 25, 2005
    UK
  5. DNote13

    DNote13

    Dec 4, 2012
    Conklin Snakeskins, Gauge .150 or .165
     
  6. spector_boogie

    spector_boogie No Limit Honky

    Apr 15, 2012
    The Woodlands, TX
    I tuned drop B w/ a low F# with the Circle K .142 set with a low .166 and it was fine for me.
     
  7. TheEmptyCell

    TheEmptyCell Bearded Dingwall Enthusiast

    Jul 16, 2005
    Syracuse, NY
    Circle K. F*** everything else when it comes to tuning low.