#1
My band plays in drop D and my E string rattles horribly when it's in this tuning. I'm not entirely sure about different gauges and I was wondering what some of you might recommend to prevent the problem.

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#2
raise the action.
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#3
My friends used to rattle a ton since we play in drop c.
He got thicker gauges and there good now
so... yeah just step the gauges up a little. I dont know a lot about bass haha, but uhh... yeah just go a little thicker I guess :/
#4
raise the action and possibly use a higher gauge of string. only do this though if you play mostly distorted stuff because once you use a higher gauge cleans might not sound as good.

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#5
Is it easy to do on your own, or is it possible to warp the neck while raising the action?
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#6
its no problem to raise the action by adjusting the bridge, there are plenty of tutorials/explanations around here and on the internet in general

for the basses I play (mostly fenders) its like a 2.5mm action height from the top of the 17th fret to the bottom of the string...somethin like that. i keep it at 3.

if you can measure that yourself give it a quick check and go from there, remembering that you'll need to readjust your intonation

also, you mentioned neck warping...thats adjusting the truss rod, if you arent sure about that you might want to have the bass looked over quickly by a tech. just for a positive opinion. I still do that alot and I've been setting my basses up successfully forever.