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Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by KrazzyJoe, Apr 19, 2004.

  1. KrazzyJoe


    Jul 31, 2003
    I need suggestions on my situation.

    I have an ESP B205 with EMG HZ Humbuckers and an Ibanez Soundgear 210 with J/P style pickups.

    I play very varied things. From System of a Down, Mudvayne, Manson, some KoRn, Iron Maiden. Mainly varied metal sounds.

    I was thinking along these lines:

    Four string with regular gauge strings, but a five string set so I can use the B string in the E slot and tune it down to C without the usual flop for System. How will this sound tuned to standard?

    Than just regular gauge, maybe medium for the fiver.

    Sound good? Suggestions? Brand names, everything?
  2. I'm afraid to tune my B string that high to let you know, that's a lot of tension if you need to bring it up to standard tuning again! But that seems to be the concensus of most SOAD players: using a B-string in place of the E, or even using all the BEA and D strings for the job...

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