so my band has to tune down to drop B and i was wondering what would easier?

should I:

a.) get a BEAD setup and get lighter strings to tune up to B F# B E


b.) get really high gauge strings for an EADG setup and just tune down from there.

Thanks for your help!
Last edited by thecrowing33 at Nov 16, 2009,
I'm glad to hear that.... what now?

deftEDIT: okkay, lol.

I'm in the same area, having to play in B. I'm running an ESP F104 with Ernie Ball .110's and it's holding tune well in a live setting so far.

Last edited by deftonesordie at Nov 16, 2009,
Get nice thick strings... Or a 5 string bass and tune it BEADG so you don't have to tune between band/everything else
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A) Enter doesn't post a message, and B) you made a new thread instead of just pressing "edit?"
Last edited by Survivalism at Nov 16, 2009,
I play in a band where both guitarists tune to drop b. I have 2 basses I use for this band:
1. 4 string set up with 110s tuned BEAD
2. 5 String set up with 130s tuned to BEADG
This wouldn't work in every drop B situation but so far I havn't had a problem.
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i tried for drop b on a 4 string...didn't work so i brought a 5 string yesterday!
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