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What string gauge and tuning do you use? 
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I guess I didn't mean it was a "weird" tuning - you're right - it is actually very common in acoustic folk, but you usually don't hear it used in metal, especially something like Strapping Young Lad.

It is very cool. I'm thinking my next project is going to be done almost exclusively in C G C G C D.

Oh, strings are a normal set of .010's, but with the lowest string replaced with a .052, instead of the usual .042 or .046.

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i use 10-52 for this tuning as well cause there light enough for the top and heavy enough to crunch on the low end without being floppy


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I use a set of Elixers.

32,45,65,85,105,130

I'm thinking about trying out Status strings in a custom gauge.

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B.Jansen wrote:
I use a set of Elixers.

32,45,65,85,105,130

I'm thinking about trying out Status strings in a custom gauge.


Either you tune your guitar too low, or there are too many strings on your bass.

Also, check out Newtone strings for custom sets.

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I use Ernie Ball 2626 tuning to C# F# B E G# C#

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Mr. Foxen wrote:
B.Jansen wrote:
I use a set of Elixers.

32,45,65,85,105,130

I'm thinking about trying out Status strings in a custom gauge.


Either you tune your guitar too low, or there are too many strings on your bass.

Also, check out Newtone strings for custom sets.


Neither. Contrabass Guitar.

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damn man that's low. feel like i'm playing a mandolin.


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6 string bass guitar basically.

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could you post a picture of the contrabass guitar you have?


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6 string bass guitar basically.


Any bass tuned differently than standard is 'contra' its just a term for unusual tuning. "Sub-contra" meaning lower than normal, in this case I'm guessing higher too, so contra would be correct. Low b is pretty much standard. Real old school double basses were 3 string and the lowest was A, the E was new and 'sub contra' then it became accepted standard. In a doom context, I guess low D has got to be pretty standard, and lowe isn't unusual.

Really the most correct term would be 'extended range bass', which is generally associated with tapping and shiz.

High notes are gay.

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I'm currently looking to downtune my guitar from D to A. As this is a radical step, I was wondering if this could be harmful to the neck. I would be going from .52 to .60 or so. You wouldn't be doing this on my gibson but on BC Rich (Warlock). Does anyone have ideas/suggestions or precautions...Just asking to be on the safe side.

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Mr. Foxen wrote:
B.Jansen wrote:
6 string bass guitar basically.


Any bass tuned differently than standard is 'contra' its just a term for unusual tuning. "Sub-contra" meaning lower than normal, in this case I'm guessing higher too, so contra would be correct. Low b is pretty much standard. Real old school double basses were 3 string and the lowest was A, the E was new and 'sub contra' then it became accepted standard. In a doom context, I guess low D has got to be pretty standard, and lowe isn't unusual.

Really the most correct term would be 'extended range bass', which is generally associated with tapping and shiz.

High notes are gay.


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I'm currently looking to downtune my guitar from D to A. As this is a radical step, I was wondering if this could be harmful to the neck. I would be going from .52 to .60 or so. You wouldn't be doing this on my gibson but on BC Rich (Warlock). Does anyone have ideas/suggestions or precautions...Just asking to be on the safe side.


Take it to someone who knows what they are up to to get it set up. It's no biggy, necks are tougher than people think. Mostly its an action and nut slot issue. File out bigger slots in the nut, adjust the truss rod and saddles to suit. Could probably talk you through doing it all, but best get thee to a tech, or someone confidant in doing such things, once its done, its as done as any guitar is.

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nice sixer.


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whats that amp in the bottom corner?


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Its a Phil Jones Briefcase bass amp.

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All of our guitars & basses tuned to 'B' standard. Eventually we might drop them to 'A'. Schecter guitars and Peavy basses.

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I use 10-52 in E standard but my band's talking about going to Eb or D though. My side project, i do what the lads from Ataraxie do. B standard. Im using 11-52 for that one

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i'm now using a 14-18-28-38-48-58-70 ernie ball strings in B-tuning

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