Tuning up a 5 string...

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by Ïn±ë®nål¦P®ÏMå±Ë, Apr 5, 2001.

  1. Ïn±ë®nål¦P®ÏMå±Ë

    Ïn±ë®nål¦P®ÏMå±Ë Guest

    Feb 14, 2001
    I want to get a 5-string.

    I play in drop-D and I was wondering what I would have to do to tune the bass D,A,D,G,C. The only reason I want the 5-string is for the extra high string, since I dont need a low B or anything.

    Lighter guage strings? Is that it?
  2. cole


    Sep 14, 2000
    just find a 5-string set that has a high C in it rather than a low B. dunno who makes a good set, as I only play with four strings.
  3. Buy a pack of 6 string strings. Just don't use the low B and put the E in the slot of the B. It may be a loose fit, but it will do it.
  4. Angus

    Angus Supporting Member

    Apr 16, 2000
    Palo Alto, CA
    Youll need to get a new nut, first, because small strings in big slots does not work. Its rather imperative.

    Many brands makes a high C set. LaBella, example, makes a good set. Great strings, too. Look at the LaBella Hard Rockin Steels at www.juststrings.com . That should be fine.

  5. You can send me the extra B's you don't need.....