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What doya think

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Sonic, Nov 23, 2002.

  1. Sonic

    Sonic Lord of the Grump

    I play a lot of stuff in Drop-c tuning. I was just wondering what everyone thinks would be a good bass for me. And don't say 5-string, I prefer the de-tuned 4.
  2. odie

    odie Supporting Member

    Something that is a longer scale 35-36 inch. Maybe a graphite necked bass like a Modulus.

    I would say get a 5 string and tune the b string half a step up to c.
  3. JayAmel

    JayAmel Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2002
    Carcassonne, France
    Odie is right. When you play with special tunings and require heavy gauges, graphite is the solution.

    I believe a Status Stealth 2 would be indestructible.

  4. Brendan

    Brendan Supporting Member

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Well, a solution slightly cheaper than Status or Modulus is Moses Graphite, who make necks for Fenders, Stingrays, and for custom applications (if you had a body built). They run about 250+, but are very nice necks.
  5. FretNoMore

    FretNoMore * Cooking with GAS *

    Jan 25, 2002
    The frozen north
    - 5-string. ;)
  6. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
    A graphite-necked bass (Modulus, Status, etc.) with a BEAD string set; you'll have to have a nut cut to fit the larger strings. Brendan has one like that, I believe.
  7. Brendan

    Brendan Supporting Member

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Half right. I have no graphite neck, but I do have a bass strung BEAD. If you're already in C, you probably won't miss the G, I know I don't, and you'll much better tension.

    In fact, when tuned CFBE (EADG down two full steps) the tension on a BEAD is just slightly above regular tension. In fact, it's less than a quarter of a turn on the tuning key to switch to BEAD standard. So in essence on BEAD, you'll actually tune up to CFBE.

    Though recently I've tuned back down to BEAD and BEADG. I used to use CFBE on my 4 (Which again was up from GCGC) and ADGCF on my 5er.

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