#1
I've read that Michael Manring uses D'addario XL280 strings. On the D'addario site, they are labeled as "long scale piccolo bass strings." I thought piccolo bass strings are an octave up. They don't sound that high. Does MM tune them down an octave?
#2
that's what I heard.

I really hope not...

that's too thin...
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#4
What you're kinda missing is that he constantly and consistantly changes the tuning of all of his strings at any given time. He strings his Hyperbass with those strings, and each string has a D-tuner tuning key, and an adjustable bridge with three positions. He needs a string thin enough to play several tunings on the fly.

So, does he tune normally? Or picollo? Well, both. Check it:
http://www.manthing.com/tunings.htm
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What you're kinda missing is that he constantly and consistantly changes the tuning of all of his strings at any given time. He strings his Hyperbass with those strings, and each string has a D-tuner tuning key, and an adjustable bridge with three positions. He needs a string thin enough to play several tunings on the fly.

So, does he tune normally? Or picollo? Well, both. Check it:
http://www.manthing.com/tunings.htm

One crazy bass

I'm aware that he changes tunings, but if I recall correctly, he sometimes drops the E on his hyperbass down to a B. Won't the strings unplayable if they are dropped down an octave and a fourth?
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One crazy bass

I'm aware that he changes tunings, but if I recall correctly, he sometimes drops the E on his hyperbass down to a B. Won't the strings unplayable if they are dropped down an octave and a fourth?

for us lesser mortals, yes.
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#8
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One crazy bass

I'm aware that he changes tunings, but if I recall correctly, he sometimes drops the E on his hyperbass down to a B. Won't the strings unplayable if they are dropped down an octave and a fourth?

He doesn't really say what octave it's in. For example, the Enormous Room's F is the 1st fret of the low E F. But, for example, on Excuse Me, Mr. Manring, that isn't a low B. It's a B, but a higher one.
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#9
^Thanks for clearing that up fitz, I have been wondering about that since I started listening to his Music .