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Recommend Best Rounds for B-E-A-D Tuning

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by bgavin, Dec 30, 2005.

  1. I have an extra P-bass that I want to make into a BEAD tuning. I'm having an increasing need for the low B string, and less and less need for the upper G string at all.

    What are the recommendations for rounds that have a good B string on Fender basses?
  2. Shawnost

    Shawnost It's all about the Hamiltons baby! Supporting Member

    Sep 25, 2004
    Huntersville, NC
    What type of sound you looking for? I have a SX P-Bass strung B-E-A-D using Ernie Ball Slinkys that I'm partial to, but the slinkys aren't for everyone...

  3. i also have an sx bass strung bead but i'm using dr strings
  4. SGT. Pepper

    SGT. Pepper Banned

    Nov 20, 2005
    GHS Boomers 45-105's. They are stiff enough. DR's are too flexible for down tuning. You want a fairly stiffer string for best results.
  5. I run prosteels I get the 5 string set with the 130 and just throw away thr g string. They are stainless steel so they are alot brighter than most nickel strings and a little harder on fingers and frets. They really do have an almost piano like tone.