At what gauge do strings stop having an outer shell?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Dragzole, Dec 10, 2013.


  1. Dragzole

    Dragzole

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    At what gauge are the strings just the core?
  2. OzzyGreg

    OzzyGreg Supporting Member

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    As far as I'm aware all bass strings have both core and winding.
    It's only guitar strings that are core-only on the smaller ones.
  3. Jon Moody

    Jon Moody Supporting Member

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    We (GHS) have a couple plain steel strings (no wrap), and they're an .018 and .020, both of which are used either in a piccolo bass set or for a high F string.
  4. SLaPiNFuNK

    SLaPiNFuNK Gold Supporting Member

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    Largest Plain Steel strings I have seen are .026p

    They are a guitar string though. They can be made in bass length but not sure how useful they would be.

    The other way around the smallest wound string I have seen (steel core) is .017w
  5. knuckle_head

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    .008-.023 - bass ball-ended

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