View Full Version : Ltd F-254 Fm Bass; Will This Bass Help With Dropped Tunings?
09-16-2007, 03:22 PM
Hey i am looking into this bass for drop tunings such as C# F# B E and B F# B E, and i just want some more info on the bass if anyone has owned ir or knows alot about it. I know it is a 35" scale which defnitely helps with the tunings, but i just want to hear a little bit more about it before purchase. Any input is helpful, thank you.
09-16-2007, 03:51 PM
the 200 series basses are some of the best bang for your buck basses in the entire world
09-16-2007, 04:15 PM
yes... the 35" does help a lot with making lower tunings tighter-sounding and tighter-feeling... doesn't mean you won't need thicker strings, tho... you're definitely gonna need a 130 at least for your thicker string if you're tuning to B....
09-16-2007, 08:12 PM
So a 115 wont cut it? ive used that on a 34" scale and it was kinda floppy, but not horrible. are there any 4 string sets that sell em that thick? or would i have to buy a 5 string set and use the top 4 strings
09-16-2007, 08:31 PM
I use a 45-130 set, but I've got an F-205... I tune B E A D G... I'm thinking maybe that set a 115 as your top string would work well for C#, but for Drop B, it might be floppy...
09-16-2007, 08:33 PM
i see....would there be any adjustments i could make to the bass itself to make a 115 work for the B tuning? or any other string brands/suggestions you have? (sorry im picky )
09-16-2007, 09:53 PM
i dunno man... drop tunings are complicated... they made this DF-404 bass a while ago which was a 4-stringer tuned to B E A D... that one would've been perfect for you with some slightly lighter gauge strings...
maybe you could make it work with that particular gauge if you wouldn't mind a bit floppy-ness... it would definitely feel less floppy than a 34", tho, but I dunno if it would feel tight enough... that's for you to decide, as that is personal opinion...
another thing is if you wanna go for ultra heavy strings, there is a chance you might have to file the nut a bit too... plus adjusting the truss rod and setting the intonation which I'd recommend you have a professional do
ohhh, and please keep in mind I'm just trying to inform you, I still think you'd very much like this particular bass for drop tunings ... 35" basses are definitely your way to go with drop tunings, hell, I love the extra tenstion in mine in standard tuning too!
09-17-2007, 04:46 AM
well thank you very much for the input, im extremely appreciative. Are there any 4-string packs with 130-110-90-70 gauges?
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