strings/gauge that are best for drop D tuning

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by malibu, Feb 6, 2002.

  1. malibu

    malibu Guest

    Dec 26, 2001
    are there certain gauge or types/manufacturers that are best for dropping the low E to D ?

    I have on Ernie Ball chrome plated flatwounds - nice and smooth feel - on a P-bass but they are Group III with the .100" E and it is way floppy when I tried drop D this weekend.

    maybe if the string had more tension to begin with or the gauge was different?

    any advice will be greatly appreciated to get me farther along before the experimenting with gauge etc. Thanks.
  2. Oysterman


    Mar 30, 2000
  3. downstairs


    May 13, 2001
    Pasadena, MD
    trying something with a .105 or a .110 E string it'd be nice and not floppy.
  4. Festus


    Dec 12, 2001
    London, England.
    I used to tune my bass DADG when I was in my last band. I used the following gauges: 110/80/60/40. It felt fantastic!
    I have a Stingray and I loosened the truss rod by a quarter of a turn to allow the change in tension and it was perfect.