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Strings for drop A#.

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by WhisperAPrayer, Feb 24, 2014.

  1. WhisperAPrayer


    May 17, 2009
    Tuning down that far with standard gauge strings has, understandably not sat well with me for a while. So in attempt to put my uneasy conscious to rest I've decided to look for a decent string.
    Long story short, I've been toying with the idea of a 5 string EB Power Slinky set on a four string Squier Jazz, I'm willing to fill down the nut to accommodate.
    What are your guys thoughts?
  2. el murdoque

    el murdoque

    Mar 10, 2013
    any set for BEAD tuning will do since you're only going half a step down from there.
    you're very likely in need of some setup beyond filing the nut and maybe a professional is required.
  3. WhisperAPrayer


    May 17, 2009
    Any recommendation for string brand etc.?
    I figured that'd be the case, not exactly a common or traditional tuning... haha.
  4. vbchaos


    Sep 5, 2011
    Groningen, The Netherlands
    Uncompensated endorsing user: fEARful
    CircleK / Kalium Strings
    use a .130 or .136 set for your down tuning
  5. MrTaff


    Jan 20, 2014
    It's only the B that's dropped though, everything else is 1/2 a up, A#-F-A#-D#, typical BEAD set 130-65 is going to end up with the A# much looser than the rest. I'd either go for a light 4 string set 40-100 (ditch the 40) + 130/135 or buy individual strings.