#1
Do you need to have a special set of bass strings or anything like that if you wanna tune a 5 string to EADGC? Im kinda wondering about the tension causing problems and i hate that detuned low b string sound...
#2
You got a 5 string bass and don't like the B (tuned properly?)
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#3
I'm in the same boat i tried tuning it up but i ended up snapping a string. So i guess you need a thinner gauge.

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#4
if you want to tune in EADGC i suggest you to buy a EADGC string set they are not very common but i know there are and if you cant find it maybe a 6 string bass set (BEADGC)
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#5
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if you want to tune in EADGC i suggest you to buy a EADGC string set they are not very common but i know there are and if you cant find it maybe a 6 string bass set (BEADGC)


Yeah, it'd be expensive though.

You might need a new nut too.
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#6
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You got a 5 string bass and don't like the B (tuned properly?)


There's no proper way to tune a bass, especially a 5-string. There are standard methods, but not proper methods.

EADGC shouldn't cause a problem. I use it on my 5-string. Of course, that thing is ****ed up so badly that I'm not sure what messed up the truss rod, but if it does mess it up, it should only need a minor adjustment. You might also need a new nut, but personally, I never needed a new one.
#7
buy a standard set and get an individual high C string.
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#8
Seriously......you people seriously thought that you could tune a B up 2 1/2 steps to an E without it snapping? I have honestly lost all faith in the future of bass. Buy a C string. Isn't it obvious? Have you ever seen someone decide to tune their E string up to A? No....because it snaps. It's just logical....I mean, don't you guys remember logic? I do.


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#9
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buy a standard set and get an individual high C string.


yeah you should that
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