String Gauges for Dingwall (D Standard Tuning)

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Jonathan Jung, Jan 2, 2020.

  1. Jonathan Jung

    Jonathan Jung Commercial User

    Nov 12, 2019
    Hey everyone,

    Having a bit of trouble trying to figure out what to use and wanted some input before I drop some money on new strings.

    I have an NG-2 (5 String) and I'm trying to figure out what gauges would work with D Standard. I occasionally drop the drop C on the 4th string.

    I see these guys:
    DINGWALL NICKEL PLATED STEEL LONG-SCALE 5 STRING SET. 045" .055" .080" .100" .130" - Dingwall Guitars

    I know I should get two different basses for those tunings, but until I can afford another one I'll be doing this.

    Thanks
     
  2. What do you mean by "D standard on a 5-string"? Are you talking about A-D-G-C-F (one whole step down from the standard B-E-A-D-G)?
     
  3. SLaPiNFuNK

    SLaPiNFuNK Inactive Commercial User

    Jul 28, 2006
    LA California
    The Brains: FretNation.com
    Clarify tuning....

    ADGCF or DGCFBb
     
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  4. Jonathan Jung

    Jonathan Jung Commercial User

    Nov 12, 2019
    Ah sorry my bad, I'm going for ADGCF
     
  5. SLaPiNFuNK

    SLaPiNFuNK Inactive Commercial User

    Jul 28, 2006
    LA California
    The Brains: FretNation.com
    You can just bump them up from what the standard strings are. I would do .135 .110 .085 .070 .050. Ultimately depends on the tension you prefer. If you like lighter tension the standard Dingwall strings are excellent.
     
  6. Jonathan Jung

    Jonathan Jung Commercial User

    Nov 12, 2019
    Thanks for the advice! Thinking about it I might keep my dingwall in ADGCF and just buy another bass for Drop C.

    Looks like I'll keep the standard dingwall strings though
     
  7. Blues Cat

    Blues Cat Payson Fanned Bass Strings Owner Commercial User

    May 28, 2005
    Katy, Tx
    Payson Fanned Bass Strings Owner
    I’d go with .145T .105T .085T .065T .045. Shake the foundation!