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Posted by Dave Wood on March 07, 2001 at 00:16:08:

In Reply to: Re: Bass Strings posted by ROB on March 06, 2001 at 15:24:38:

: : : I use D'Addario XL's, I have tried the Prisms and actually love them, there light and bright, so light my bass was in need of adjustments, etc. So I have stuck w/ the XL's, but lately I have been thinking about the ol rotosound round wound, 45-105 swing 66, I used these for years and your right Pat they are a very solid string, very good tone, and at an awesome price.

: : : """just a note, has anyone ever strung their bass with different strings, such as I have been thinking about stringing my '70's 4 string ibanez roadster with a low B.. any comments? Suggestions? Experience with this??

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: : : Peace and chicken grease

: : : Thanx,

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: : : Rob

: : I've sometimes played my four string with a low B string with tuning BEAD. It was cool to get low but I didn't like the missing of the G string. Also I've tried to replace the E with a B string having tuning BADG but of course this doesn't work as well as a normal tuning but you do get to that low B. If you like to experiment then drop the B to A, then you'll have AADG with an octave jump on open strings.
: : Just something to think about.
: : Dave Wood

: Dave,
: Im assuming that the low B, is actually lower, then just Drop D tuning?, this is what I normally do to clone a 5 string at church..

: Rob

You're assuming right. The B is the same B as the lowest note on a five string. So you'll have to buy a B string (gauge about 125-130) to get there if you want to try these tunings.

Dave Wood

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