|sean605 ||09-08-2013 05:35 PM |
Best gauge of strings for 2 hand tapping?
So i was just wondering if lighter gauge strings are better for things like two hand tapping? Cause normally the string gauge i buy is 45-130 for my 5 string. But because i usually play in A standard and i heard of DR DDT strings to be good for that kind of low tuning so i bought a pack and the gauges i got were 55-135. They sound amazing playing in A standard but i noticed that when i tried doing things like two hand tapping it was a bit harder to do and the notes didn't come through very clear. So is there anything i can do to fix this? iv'e tried adjusting my bass in different ways but nothing seams to really help it. so would going back to a lighter gauge of strings be the best idea?
|dedpool1052 ||09-08-2013 08:59 PM |
for me, low action and a fairly straight neck help making tapping easier.
|markanini ||09-08-2013 09:54 PM |
I think a fantastic neck makes a bigger difference. I'd seek out a luthier than does fret-leveling under actual string tension or Plek. That said a 95-75-55-40 set doesn't hurt.
|dedpool1052 ||09-08-2013 10:34 PM |
agreed. fret-work can make or break a bass. and i myself do use a 40-95 set in the gauges markanini listed. although for tuning to A-standard, which i'm assuming is ADGCF, i would stick with a 45-105 set on the E thru G strings but go with a 135 for the B. the 135 will have a tension more consistent with the 45-105 set. even though it's a more standard set, the lower tension of down-tuning will make them more pliable.
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