How common is BEAD?

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Ben B
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Re: How common is BEAD?

Post by Ben B » 17 Mar 2018, 12:49

all my basses are drop B (B/F#/B/E) or lower. (4 strings i mean)


i now 3-4 5 strings as well, and all my basses use exactly the same string sets, I just discard the G string on the 4 strings.

Ive done BEAD, Drop A, F# standard (On a 35" scale), and now they're either in Drop B or A# standard.


I personally think you need to use 5 string sets to retain the string tension, the 4 string sets were to loose for me, and they were using a .110 set.

I use .135/.105/.85/,75, but i have done it with .130's are well.


I play in a very heavy hardcore band, so it suits my purpose. I also have a couple of Ibanez 5's that have very thin necks, but I still prefer using my fender J's or my LTD P's.


Just my $0.02.
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Re: How common is BEAD?

Post by slowlearner » 17 Mar 2018, 15:14

narcdor wrote:
16 Mar 2018, 18:51
Sanding bone nuts smells bad.
I was thinking the exact same thing as I was carving 100+yo, recycled elephant recently.

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