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Strings for Detuned 5-string

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by jbt68, Aug 1, 2005.


  1. jbt68

    jbt68

    Jul 31, 2005
    Fayetteville, NC
    I am relatively new to playing R&B gospel. My background has been rock and heavy thrash in the past for the most part. I wasn't too adventuresome with tuning except for Dropped-D on the 4-string.

    I and am using a tuning of Bb, Eb, Ab, Db, Gb on my bass. Can anyone recommend a decent gauge that's not too loose?

    Thanks for the help!!

    JBT
     
  2. csholtmeier

    csholtmeier

    Feb 8, 2004
    omaha, ne
    DR Lowriders seem to have more tension than most. They also sound very good.
     
  3. jbt68

    jbt68

    Jul 31, 2005
    Fayetteville, NC
    Thanks for the info! I'm reading the reviews on Musician's Friend, and they do look promising.