#1
Right now I pretty much stay in standard, however, I plan to tune to Drop C when I get my new bass and I was wondering which strings to use? I understand that there are different gauges and such but in terms of popularity, Is there a certain one that's most commonly used? How about material? I've heard Ernie Ball ones get the job done but checking their array I was swallowed by: Extra Slinky, Super Slinky, Power Slinky, Regular Slinky... You get the point.

Any and all feedback is welcome. Enlighten me!
#2
You should be fine with a .105 E string tuning drop C. I go to D with a .105 with no problem. If anything you might want to get a .110 E string just to be sure.

Use whatever string/brand you like the sound of and is comfortable.

Don't be afraid to experiment on strings. They're a huge part of your sound/playing.
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#3
Extra Slinkys do well in Drop C... <.< >.>

Honestly, Power Slinkys would be fine, but I'd go for something heavier. As for what brand you pick, that really doesn't matter as much as the metal the string is made of and the gauge. Going to Drop C, I imagine you play metal, so you'll want a solid bottom end with some brightness, so Slinkys would be good, but they're not the only string out there.
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#4
I quite like D'addario prosteels...

Just make sure to leave enough string on the tuning peg so that the sound isn't equivalent to wet spaghetti...
#6
Extra Slinkys would be horrible for drop tuning. Get some D'addario Prosteels or Rotosound Swing 66s because Ernie Ball strings tend to die very quickly.
#8
Hippiebass is right, Extra Slinkys wouldn't do very well for drop tuning(they are a relatively light gauge). If you want Ernie Ball's get Power slinky's because they are a heavier gauge.

I personally like Ernie Ball stings (Regular Slinky's, I tend to stay in E), even when they are dead they seem brighter than other dead strings, so you could get a little more brightness outta them than others.
#10
Regular slinkys will do for drop c, but if it is remaining there then id go for the power slinkys.
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#11
It doesn't really matter what brand as long as you like the sound from the strings.

But I would recommend a heavier gauge set.
And what bass you play will effect that low C.
If your bass is of a long enough scale length, then that will help because the string tension would be higher.
You may have to setup your bass a little differently also.

SO 2 things,
-Heavy string gauge
-Long enough bass

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#14
Yeah that would work but thats really low.

Use the "B" string from a 5 -stringed set.
So like .130 +
#15
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Yeah that would work but thats really low.

Use the "B" string from a 5 -stringed set.
So like .130 +

Would a .130 guage fit into the E string slot of a 4-string nut?
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#16
I suggest Rotosound, because it's longer lasting and sounds better. and if you are conservative with the lows, thick strings aren't gonna be particularly muddy anyway.
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#18
Sarcasm just doesn't travel well over the Internet...

TS, yes, Power Slinkys are gonna be your best bet if you're set on EB strings. Just look up the gauges for Power Slinkys and get the same thing in another string if Slinkys just aren't your cup of tea.
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#19
Well,

I don't drop tune often, i find 55-115 GHS boomers are comfortable for standard tuning.

So I would probabaly buy single strings and get somthing like 70-145.

In my opinion heavier strings sound much better.
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