Tuning a 4 String Bass BEAD (or, the lower 4 strings of a 5 string bass) is not a new development. However, players had to either purchase strings separately or a 5 string set and throw away the G string to be able to do this.

With the BEAD Tuned Bass Boomers® sets from GHS Strings, players can now buy the exact sets they want without the previous hassle.

WARNING: These sets are optimized for BEAD tuning on a 4 string bass. Do NOT attempt to tune these sets up to standard EADG tuning.

SKU Set Gauges 2-D 3-A 4-E 5-B
4ML-B-DYB SETS - BEAD TUNED BASS BOOMERS® - Medium Light (37.25" winding) 060-125 DYB60X DYB80 DYB100 DYB125
4M-B-DYB SETS - BEAD TUNED BASS BOOMERS® - Medium (37.25" winding) 065-130 DYB65 DYB85 DYB105 DYB130
4H-B-DYB SETS - BEAD TUNED BASS BOOMERS® - Heavy (37.25" winding) 070-140 DYB70 DYB90 DYB115 DYB140
Don C.

Sure with these came in a length appropriate for the Ibanez MiKro bass.

Jonathan Moody

Hi Don, we don't make these in a scale length for the Ibanez MiKro. There hasn't been a demand for BEAD tuning on a short scale. 

Oscar Stern

Actually that would be rather interesting to have Short Scale BEAD Tuned Boomers & Flatwound Boomers too

Jonathan Moody

Hey Oscar, we do offer a short scale Low B in Bass Boomers, so players can put together a BEAD short scale set. It's just not available as a packaged option at this point.