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[Help!] Determining my custom gauge needs...

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by nhaight, Jan 16, 2012.


  1. Basically I have a bunch of DR strings gauges: 45-65-75-85-95-115-135 and I need to determine what to put on my 5 string, for playing drop: CGCF, A#F#A#D#, DADG, etc... IM LOOKING TO GET THIS FIXED IN THE NEXT 20min SO A FAST REPLY IS HELPFUL!
     
  2. Does 65-85-95-115-135 sound reasonable?
     
  3. FunkMetalBass

    FunkMetalBass

    Aug 5, 2005
    Phoenix, Arizona 85029
    Endorsing Artist: J.C. Basses
    Are you dropping your low B-string at all? Or is that staying tuned to B.

    If you never tune the fourth string up to E (it only goes as high as D), then .135 - .115 - .085 - .065 - .045 is your best choice.

    It will feel good at BDADG, okay at BCGCF, and floppy at B(?)A#F#A#D#. You are using such a wide array of tunings that there is no happy medium. You'll either have to live with the tension differences, get another bass to put in another tuning, or figure out some weird tuning setup that will accommodate your needs.
     

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