#1
hey all i need new bass strings mine are basicly [swear word] ed
i will be playing in mostly drop tunings id prefer if they were under £10
anyone reconmend a set
#2
Quote by red core bass
hey all i need new bass strings mine are basicly [swear word] ed
i will be playing in mostly drop tunings id prefer if they were under £10
anyone reconmend a set


which drop tunings?
do you like a deep warm bass sound or a trebly one?

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#4
For different tunings you would look towards gauge, not brand. I'm a big fan of Rotosound, I like the warm growl that comes out of them. For drop C and B get some heavy gauge.
#5
can you suggest some gauges then ive not been playing bass for too long so this is kinda a gray area for me
#6
110 - 50 would be a good area to start in if your in D and C.

and rotosounds are always a good suggestion no matter what tone you are after.

you can get them for 12 quid on ebay.

x
Fender Geddy Lee Jazz
Warwick Corvette $$
Rockbass Streamer Fretless
Hartke HA5000
SWR Triad

Quote by Victory2134
I happen to enjoy every mankiss from shinhoman.
#8
thanks for the advice and fast answers oh and on a side note i was thinking of getten an ibanez gsr 205 good idear or bad?
#9
Quote by shinhoman
110 - 50 would be a good area to start in if your in D and C.

and rotosounds are always a good suggestion no matter what tone you are after.

you can get them for 12 quid on ebay.

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You'll need heavier than a 110 for C. I use a 145 for B, so maybe a 130 for C.
#11
Quote by red core bass
are 130 still okay for standerd?

They will work no problem but will be a bit harder on your fingers. Also, when you change the tuning and leave it for a while, you need to get the truss rod adjusted.
#12
to keep my truss rod in good condition should i retune to standerd or a drop tuning every time im gonna leave it for a while
#13
Quote by red core bass
are 130 still okay for standerd?


No. You'll need around 100 for E. Typically if you want to switch between two such different tunings, you'll want to pick strings more suitable for the higher pitched one, and then you'll just have floppy strings on the lower tuning.