I bought a copy of a Fender Jazz Bazz and I thought of using the same tuning as a cello, but I don't know what gauge would work.
i'd just buy a 6 string pack and ditch the two low strings. i can't imagine why you'd want to use a cello tuning though, its tuned in fifths. if you tried to play a scale you'd be using four fingers per string w/o shifting. thats gonna be a huge stretch.
For some reason I'm more comfortable that way, and I'm doing an E-bow to see how it will work.
well thats definetly original, do you play cello or viola?
Electric guitar. I can't for the life of me get completely into classical music.
give it time, it'll grow on you. i love my viola