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Suggested gauges for detuning a whole step

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by quallabone, Nov 1, 2005.

  1. quallabone


    Aug 2, 2003
    Right now I use John Pearse Nickel wound 6000 strings (.045 .065 .080 .100)

    I'm looking at trying out FCGD (high to low) as a tuning when my new bass is done being built.

    I need to make this work on a bass with a scale length of 31.640" so tension is a big deal to me. I was thinking of jumping up to a 110 for the 4th string and increasing the gauge of the other strings by small amounts.

    Who has experience/educated opinions/non educated opinions on the topic? Thanks guys