#1
alright i just got a new bass and my old one was sitting in the corner unused, so i decided id try to tune it to A. Is this bad for the guitar if 'm using the normal strings? Also could it be bad for my playing, i tried playing it and after a while my wrist started to hurt a bit.
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#2
The strings will be rediculously tight. It'll need neck work. Try using a light guage, too.
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#5
well it does work and i like the tone that i get out of it, and despite the tightness of the strings it feels really good playing it for some reason, all i wanna know is if it will do permanent damage to my bass.
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#6
worst case scenario is the that strings will pull so hard on the neck that the neck will bend forward..that's very hard to fix..there needs to be a balance of tension against the fretboard but too much definitely is not good nor recommended..
#7
Or you could do what i do, i buy a six string set and get rid of the E and B strings. Voila A D G C.
#8
Go on eBay and search for the strings you need for your tuning. I got my ADGC flatwounds from 3 different people. Cost me £10. There's a strange market for second hand strings on eBay actually, if you're ever desperate for money, put them on eBay. It seems a lot of people crave the tone from well used strings.
#9
Buy the right strings or your bass will have forward neck dive problems
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#10
if i get the adgc strings wouldnt that mean i would have to change the nut?
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#11
Ive never had a problem with it, although im pretty sure the string tree helps.