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What gauges for C-G-D-A?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Flatwound, Apr 1, 2002.

  1. Flatwound

    Flatwound Supporting Member

    Sep 9, 2000
    San Diego
    Thinking of tuning in fifths. So the C would be a couple of steps below a standard E, and the A one step up from the usual G. I'm thinking something like .040 .060 .090 .115. any ideas?
  2. Festus


    Dec 12, 2001
    London, England.
    Try 120 90 60 35. feels really nice and even and won't trouble your neck too much.


    Nov 24, 2001
    New York,NY
    Greetings & Felicitations,

    You sound right on with your gauge choices...but I would go with a 45 & 65 G & D string instead. What scale length do you have & what type of bass & music do you play?

  4. Flatwound

    Flatwound Supporting Member

    Sep 9, 2000
    San Diego
    34" scale Fender Precision. As far as what type of music, mostly Christian contemporary.
  5. I second the 120, 90, 60, 35 recommendation.

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