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Old 11-18-2012, 12:07 PM   #1
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I have a small question regarding drop tunings. My band are tuning down to G (please don't bother starting a debate over drop tunings, it's been done to death) and I'm using an Active Deluxe P bass. I've strung it with a low B and set it up. My question is, is there absolutely anything else that I can do to help increase the tension, apart from getting a 35" scale bass/5 string/etc?
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Old 11-18-2012, 12:19 PM   #2
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The construction of the string (the core and the materials) can impact on tension, so it might be worth looking for a set of strings designed for higher tension. Alternatively you could just get heavier gauge strings on there.
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Old 11-18-2012, 12:54 PM   #3
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When I was in Sworrm doing Drop G, I went with a .135 low B. Grab a 5 string pack and miss out the G. I used Warwick EMPs for what it's worth, on 34" scale.

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