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Another tension question?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by RambleOn, Dec 27, 2012.


  1. RambleOn

    RambleOn

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    I've been using Fender 9050ML for some time but I find them too high tension. I've also used TI Flats, love them, no issues with the low tension but I'm looking for some flats with a more traditional tone.
    I'm down to
    -GHS 3050M 45-65-85-105 (possibly the 3025 but would like to stick to higher gauge, tension permitting)
    -Labella 760FL

    How do these compare, tension wise, to the Fender 9050ML?

    I've searched but many people write stuff like "Lower tension than XXXXX brand" but don't specify gauges so the info is useless.
    Also considering Pyramid Golds, but right now GHS are the front runners based on their lower price point and overall excellent reviews. My only doubt is the tension?

    Thanks for your help.
     
  2. Mastermold

    Mastermold Supporting Member

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    Try the La Bella 760FL set. They are as traditional sounding as flats come, lower tension than the Fender 9050s and higher than the TI flats, perhaps just what you're looking for.
     
  3. RambleOn

    RambleOn

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    The Labella are difficult to find in Spain and are quite a bit more expensive than the GHS, so I would go for the GHS is the M3050 has similar tension to the 760FL.
    Has anybody experience with both of these?
     
  4. Frenchy-Lefty

    Frenchy-Lefty

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    I went through a bunch of flats but I just replaced my TI's (as everyone knows they are super low tension) by a set of GHS Precision 95-45 (not 105-45). They have slightly more tension than the TI's. Pretty the same kind of perceived tension a set of roundwounds 105-45 IMO. Best of all, I really love their thumpy 60's sound with my P bass. In particular when played with fingers. The real motown sound. If you play with a pick, the Chromes 100-40 would be better.
     
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