what string gauges do i need to tune to CGCF?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by kornchild_17, Sep 3, 2001.

  1. kornchild_17


    Mar 31, 2001
    What string gauges do I need to tune to CGCF?
  2. benjamintowle

    benjamintowle Guest

    Apr 3, 2001
    usa tewksbury mass
    i trying to figure it out my self.i looked at the string i have now and i figure for evry half step down you add .05 to what you would use for you normlae string in normlae tunning.

    that be like if you using .050 .070 .085 .105
    .125 for c
    .095 for g
    .080 for c
    .060 for f
  3. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    Buy a 5 string set and use the lowest 4 strings.
  4. benjamintowle

    benjamintowle Guest

    Apr 3, 2001
    usa tewksbury mass
    u need to use a light 5 with out a g string.
  5. isn't that for BEAD tunings?
  6. lo-end


    Jun 15, 2001
    add .05 per 1/2 step detuned to each string on whatever gauge you are using now. 45 65 85 105 strings (common bass string gauges) would be:

    F - 55
    C - 75
    G - 95
    C - 125

    happy nu metal playing, kornchild ;)
  7. i'm currently thinking of doing the same thing... would tuning the 100, the 80, and the 60 up like that put too much tension on the neck?
  8. Benjamin Strange

    Benjamin Strange Commercial User

    Dec 25, 2002
    New Orleans, LA
    Owner / Tech: Strange Guitarworks
    I tune in 5ths all the way up (CGDA), and I'm currently using 135, 105, 75, 45. That's some serious tension, but man! the tone!
  9. Stephen Soto

    Stephen Soto

    Oct 12, 2003
    I tuned my 5 up a half step, C F A# D# G#, that was harsh. I'd probably say a .120 for the low C would be good, if you are just going to keep it in drop C.