how does string gauge translate to tension?
I’m set in all my jazz basses with my favourite strings: Rotosound solo bass 40-60-80-100, they are nice ground/pressurewounds and I love the tone and feeling… now I’m about to get a shortscale bass (30”) and I would like to use these strings but in order to get a higher tension feeling in the shortscale I’m aware I MUST INCREASE THE STRINGS GAUGE…
My ideal situation would be to have the same string tension in both the 34” bass and the 30” bass… I’m willing to increase string gauge but how much more gauge would I need?
I could get the same stings with 45, 65, 85, 105 for the 30” bass, but will this be enough to achieve the same kind of tension that I’m getting with the 40-60-80-100 in a 34” bass? Will strings be balanced?
I mean, how does string gauge translate to tension?