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Type of Strings( gauge) for Drop Tuning

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by txgxa, Mar 30, 2005.

  1. txgxa


    Mar 30, 2005
    What kind of gauge is good for drop tuning?
    I tune my bass CGCF.
    the style i play is metalcore/hardcore/grind
  2. Minger


    Mar 15, 2004
    Rochester, NY
    Um, I might suggest a light 5 string set
  3. KSB - Ken Smith

    KSB - Ken Smith Banned Commercial User

    Mar 1, 2002
    Perkasie, PA USA
    Owner: Ken Smith Basses, Ltd.
    I would suggest starting with .120, .095. .075, .055. Now this depends on many things. The Brand, type of string, type of Bass, action, how you play and a few other un-knowns.

    These gauges are close to the tension tuned up but not exact as I have Zero knowledge of your Bass or your playing style. After trying something like this, tweak the gauges little by little until you find the right string/gauges for your tuning.
  4. txgxa


    Mar 30, 2005
    It is a Fender Jazz Bass (Stardard).
    I usually use ernie ball strings.
    i play with a pick.
  5. La Bella have some strings specific for down-tuning, gauged: .111, .090, .075, .054
  6. Dave Siff

    Dave Siff Supporting Member

    I just got a set of these and put them on one of my Reverends. They are designed to be tuned D-G-C-F, and when I strung up and tuned them to pitch, the neck didn't require any adjustment. And, they sound good, too.
  7. I use Ernie Ball Power 55-75-90-110 on my 4-string D G C F tunning, they work well but for C i would say use a .125 or lighter B string, and get a setup done