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My band frequents between C standard, D standard and E standard, what gauge strings should I use?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Sam Gallagher, Jun 4, 2018.

  1. Sam Gallagher

    Sam Gallagher

    Jun 4, 2018
    I don't have the money for separate basses (I'm a student!), so I was wondering what the best solution would be. Cheers in advance.
  2. Nashrakh


    Aug 16, 2008
    Hamburg, Germany
    Tune to C standard and use a capo on frets 2 and 4 for other tunings. Cheapest solution possible.

    As for gauges, try a set in the 125 to 130 range depending on how much tension you like.
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  3. Jon Moody

    Jon Moody Commercial User

    Sep 9, 2007
    Kalamazoo, MI
    Manager of Digital Brand Development and Product Development at GHS Strings

    I'd look at gauges like 60-80-100-125, and tune them UP to C standard. That should give you approximately the feel of a medium gauge set tuned at E standard.

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