#1
my friend has a 4-string and doesn't really know what gauge strings he should get. he needs strings heavy enough to tune between B standard and E standard. I'm not an expert on it and dunno if bass strings are different from guitar strings, so I figured I'd ask for recommendations here.
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#3
You'll need to get a 5-string set and constantly swap strings. No other way around it. Ideally, he should get a 5-string bass. If he has a 24 fret bass, he should just always keep it in B, as a 24 fret tuned to B has just one less note available compared to a 5-string Fender-style bass.
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#4
or hecould get one of those darklord basses, is it made by warwick? anyway they come tuned down nearly an octave
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#5
I go with what thefitz said about buy a 5-string set.
Instead of swapping strings, just toss the G-string and tune the bass down a fourth. B-E-A-D. He losses some range, but saves messing around with changing tuning.
#6
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I go with what thefitz said about buy a 5-string set.
Instead of swapping strings, just toss the G-string and tune the bass down a fourth. B-E-A-D. He losses some range, but saves messing around with changing tuning.

And, I say again, if the bass has 24 frets, you have all the notes of a 5-string Fender style bass except for the high Eb.
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