These are ideal for tuning just a touch lower than a normal 4-string. You can tune them to EADG if you like, and they'll be louder; mostly what I use them for is recording... usually tuned down to C or Db. This mellows the tone a little, as well, fine unless you're looking for a bright sound. In which case, I have another four-string standing by with the four lowest strings of a five-string set on it, tuned UP to C or Db. I've got nothing bad to say about this set. I don't break bass strings myself, so I haven't switched these out; haven't found any flawed windings, etc.
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