#1
So I'm thinking of buying a 6 string, but I'm not into the high C thing. I wanna restring it so the tuning is F#-B-E-A-D-G. Bad Idea? Yes? No? I think it could be done with some nut work, but anyone know where I could find a good string for the low F#? Thanks in advance. I know, I'm lookin' at a lot of basses. ^_^
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#4
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Honestly, unless you have an 18" speaker, it not going to sound that great.

I agree, smaller speakers cannot handle the awesomeness that is the low F#. It can be done though, i've heard it in a song setting by a guy on talkbass, its pretty cool.
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#5
There are plenty of 15's these days that can handle a low F# frequency-wise, no need to get down to the awesome of an 18 (an 18 needs a massive cabinet to work properly tonally).
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#6
22" ftw.

you need some depth to do that proper.
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22" ftw.

you need some depth to do that proper.

Are you suggesting the el whappo grande? I thought it was 21". Either way, it'll work for the F#, though it probably wont work out too well with your wallet.
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Are you suggesting the el whappo grande? I thought it was 21". Either way, it'll work for the F#, though it probably wont work out too well with your wallet.

um... I thought there was a 22?

eh. 21 is just as fun.
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#9
You can buy the Warwick Dark Lord string set which has an F# but they are pretty expensive.
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#10
I'm just asking out of curiosity, but what will the F# offer you? I mean the economy of movement could be useful but imagine ever playing low enough to need it. Unless you're in like...a ridiculously heavy metal band. >_>
#11
F#... we have made our master's call. Please, feel free to search bar the subject. Having played a 35" scale with an F# string gauged at .175", I tell you it's a gimmick and is all but completely unusable in the vast majority of everything. It's "Hey, boom!" instead of anything musically useful.
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#12
Man I'm reminded of that bassist with the stupid name who played in a ridiculously low tuning on a 9 string that you insulted with every waking breath. I loved when he actually came to the forum.

I hope that happens again.
#13
Yeah, I went a bit overboard assuming he'd never see it, and felt like a bit of an idiot with my classless intensity when it did happen. However I agree - I recall the last question I asked him was how exactly he could get the F# and C# fundamental out of his 510 cabinet, which he said he could.
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#14
"I can" is a rather exact answer. What was his name? I remember X3 or something like that.

But yeah on topic I just can't see a low F# being useful, where as a high C I can see being very useful. What is it you have against the high C, op?
#15
I will not say the name.

I can see an F# being used on an 8-string - B to F so you have octaves on the top and bottom strings, then an extra low F# to be a jerk to go along with your jerky 8-string.
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#16
I believe Meshuggah play in F#, or at least somewhere around there.
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#17
But the bass is tuned to the same octave as the guitar.
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#18
the bassist at my church has a bass like this but its a low F not F# and it actually comes out clear. he had a traban and thats all i know
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So I'm thinking of buying a 6 string, but I'm not into the high C thing. I wanna restring it so the tuning is F#-B-E-A-D-G. Bad Idea? Yes? No? I think it could be done with some nut work, but anyone know where I could find a good string for the low F#? Thanks in advance. I know, I'm lookin' at a lot of basses. ^_^


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#20
I do a lot of tapping and piano-type compositions, but I don't own nor can I play piano, so that's why this is being done, lol. It's more for the effect of the low notes rather than the musicality. Get what I'm saying now?
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#21
Not only has the speaker got to handle it the amp has to be up to the job as well assuming that this is F# below low B.
It is the low notes that tax a bass amp as well as the speaker, the smaller the amp the more likely to clip and damage your speakers at such a low frequency.
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