#1
His guys!

I play a 5 string Ibanez fanned fret and was wondering, to tune my low B to F#. What gauge would I need. And would this strain the neck?

35.5 Inch scale

Any help is appreciated!
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Last edited by JamesWaddingham at Mar 28, 2017,
#2
If you are talking about tuning up to F#, then you are likely to damage your bass.  That is one hell of an up-tune!  If you are going to down-tune to F#, that's quite a drop.  I'd take a look at DR's DDT strings.  They are made for down-tuning.  But for a drop that far, you might really want to look at getting an extended-scale bass.  Sadly, they're not cheap.

http://www.drstrings.com/ddt-bass
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#3
Thanks man, I've done some digging and found kalium strings do multiscale 175 gauge which I'm going to get
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