Originally Posted by JetBlackJazz
True bass content doesn't come from gauge. It comes from where you play on the bass, wood tone, and equalization.
Where are you getting that idea? It absolutely comes from guage; that's why flats sound bassier than roundwounds in most cases, it's the amount of metal used. It's one of the main reasons why bass guitars have more low end than regular guitars. I hate to disagree on TB so vehemently, but really
Yes, putting on heavier strings WILL get you more bass frequencies. Not that playing position, EQ, and wood don't factor into the bass equation, or that lighter strings can't be deep sounding. Er, IME and all that.