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downtuning a 4001 to B-E-A-D. Any advice
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Author:  F@C@ [ Sun Sep 23, 2012 10:23 am ]
Post subject:  Re: downtuning a 4001 to B-E-A-D. Any advice

This thread helped me to decide on whether to try the 5 string genre,without spending on a new bass which I might later not want.So, I planted 4 of 5 strings ,B E A D on my 4003 JG,which needed a string change anyhoo.Saved the G to use later.

:)

Author:  Sartori [ Thu Sep 27, 2012 2:05 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: downtuning a 4001 to B-E-A-D. Any advice

It'll probably need a setup with those strings.

Author:  F@C@ [ Fri Sep 28, 2012 5:05 am ]
Post subject:  Re: downtuning a 4001 to B-E-A-D. Any advice

It 'd probably need a setup with any string change,assuming a different gauge and wrap.
It plays well enough for le grande experimente, but if I decide to keep it that way (not Likely) then I'd have the nut slots worked on.
I'm more likely to restring it EADG, and buy a 5 stringer.I miss the G string.
The thought of buying an older 4004 and having it converted has entered my mind too.Also thought of converting the 2030,but that might be sacrilidge.

I'm still playing with it in the mancave,and have not yet taken it out to work.

Author:  2tensandan18 [ Sat Sep 29, 2012 9:01 am ]
Post subject:  Re: downtuning a 4001 to B-E-A-D. Any advice

BEAD is ok, but a 5 string is a better option. Standard D tuning is the best compromise, as you get a full step lower, but still have the high F string. I went DGCF on my Cheyenne seversl years ago, and once it was set up, it's stayed put ever since.

Author:  Sartori [ Mon Oct 08, 2012 7:45 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: downtuning a 4001 to B-E-A-D. Any advice

For what I need a lower tuning for, BEAD works very well. DGCF would not work.

Author:  F@C@ [ Sat Dec 22, 2012 1:21 am ]
Post subject:  Re: downtuning a 4001 to B-E-A-D. Any advice

Otay, experiment's over.I've restrung it normal.BTW, no problems with the neck having to handle bigger strings.

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