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    5-string Stingray uptune

    Hello, guys!
    I'm a hobby musician, and I'm pretty uneducated when it comes to technical aspects, so I came here to double check if uptune is actually doable without the risk of harming the instrument.
    So is it? I'd like to uptune my 5-string MM Stingray a half step to aquire a low C.
    If it's doable, what Ernie Ball strings set you'd suggest? My fav is Regular Slinky, but mb I should switch to Super Slinky in this case?

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    Tuning the B up a half-tone to C should be no problem at all with regular Slinkys.
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    Quote Originally Posted by njhammer View Post
    Tuning the B up a half-tone to C should be no problem at all with regular Slinkys.
    Not only low B, but the whole set. Is it ok in terms of overall string tension?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SikSan View Post
    Not only low B, but the whole set. Is it ok in terms of overall string tension?
    Yes it is. It will put some extra tension on the neck, which means you might get a little extra relief but that is easily adjusted by turning the spoke wheel at the end of the neck a bit (like 1/8 of a turn), let it sit for a while and check relief again.
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    Thank you!

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    It could also help if you change to a lighter string gage like the EB 2824 (40-125). The change on the string tension on the neck would be closer to the 45-130 in std tuning.
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