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is this common?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by [dfire]knight, Apr 29, 2002.


  1. [dfire]knight

    [dfire]knight

    Mar 30, 2002
    bend, or
    i just heard 311 for the first time.so i decided i wanted to play some. i was too lazy to grab my 5-string so i just tuned down my 4. upon doing so i realized my 4-string when tuned down has a tighter better sound low-B. is this common??

    4string= peavey millenium
    5string= ibanez sr305

    i know there is a price range and quality diffrence but is this just sad or is it me?
     
  2. that actually is pretty pathetic.
     
  3. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    California
    It is when your 5 is an Ibanez Soundgear, especially a low end model like yours.
     
  4. John Davis

    John Davis Guest

    Mar 27, 2001
    Houston, Texas
    I find that horrible, lol.
     
  5. Nothing hurt by trying something new. But I wouldn't say that tuning a 4 down to B w/ a light gauge string is a really good idea. I'd think it'd be terribly floppy, the exact opposite of what I would want in a B.

    Grab the 5 next time :)
     
  6. Ryan L.

    Ryan L. Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2000
    West Fargo, ND
    Judging from the two basses you listed, I can see why the four has a better sounding low B, even if it is too light of a string gauge.
     
  7. bassmonkeee

    bassmonkeee Supporting Member

    Sep 13, 2000
    Decatur, GA
    Isn't the Millenium 35" scale? That could explain why it sounded better, even with a lower gauge string.
     
  8. Ryan L.

    Ryan L. Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2000
    West Fargo, ND
    Yep, 35" scale and string thru body bridge.