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Low string is a little dull

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Lazlo Panaflex, Jan 17, 2004.


  1. Lazlo Panaflex

    Lazlo Panaflex

    Sep 30, 2003
    My band tunes down to

    C#, G#, C#, F# and i find that the C# (low String) is a little dull on my stingray. Would higher gauge strings fix this?
     
  2. Trevorus

    Trevorus

    Oct 18, 2002
    Urbana, IL
    sometimes it will. But if your band downtunes a lot, you are probably riding the low strings quite a bit more than any others. They will go dead a lot faster that way. Bot much you can do about that. You might also try a different brand. I am actually a fan of fender strings. They have a good growl on my basses. Warwick strings are also growly, but they feel rougher than most to me. DR's are another good choice.
     
  3. Trevorus

    Trevorus

    Oct 18, 2002
    Urbana, IL
    I noticed also that you have a 4 string. The shorter 34" scal will also do this. You might consider playing a 5 string. You will have to transpose a lot, but it's great practice for getting used to the fingerboard!