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Strings for Detuning Ric 4003

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by bhunt1, Dec 28, 2014.

  1. bhunt1

    bhunt1 Vintage Lefty Supporting Member

    Jul 30, 2009
    Southern DE
    Older than dirt ;)
    I tried a search and did not come up with satisfactory answers to my questions:
    I have a 2014 4003 Ric and I am playing in a band that is doing songs in E flat and drop D, so I was thinking of tuning the 4003 to D standard (DGCF) so I can cover everything. They told me they don't want me playing any other bass 'cause the like the sound of the Ric so much, so having a second bass at the gig is not an option, and neither is using a 5 string.
    What strings would you recommend for this ( I want round wounds, the band is a rock cover band)?
    Will the nut need to be filed, and will the neck need to be adjusted? Do I risk the bridge lift problem with this idea, and could this harm the neck?