Balanced string recommendation Thrid time

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by InsaneBassninja, Jan 23, 2014.

  1. Am personally getting tired of having my fingers rip up all the time from my Round wound strings. Now am really considering changing over too Flat-wounds am looking for the Most Balanced. Right now am looking into Addardo Chromes strings which its 132, 100, 80, 65, 45 and I have add the 32 to into the mix. is this ok for should I use the 105 for E. Lets make this fast am buying them tomorrow.
  2. FourBanger


    Sep 2, 2012
    SE Como
    Buy a set from LaBella, they've been well balanced all along.
  3. ok... The Reason I siad the Addarodo is because I can pick up a 5 string set up and just have to buy a 32 for it to make it a complane 6 string bass.
  4. ixlramp


    Jan 25, 2005
    See the D'Addario tension chart, not enough choice of gauges to do 6 strings balanced tension, the closest is either 132 100 75 55 40 32 (high C tghter) or a heavier set 132 105 80 60 45 32 (low B looser).
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  6. Am just going to buy that pack that saids `132, 100, 80, 65, 45 then buy the 32 from Mr. SlanpinFunk which I need ask him something as well its about his other site Gutiarstringsonline. Am going to be puting flats on my 6 string guitar.
  7. SoVeryTired

    SoVeryTired Endorsing nothing, recommending much

    Jul 2, 2011
    Milton Keynes, UK
    Okay, but that isn't going to be balanced tension at all. The G and D will be much tighter than the lower strings.
  8. Duckwater


    May 10, 2010
    USA, Washington
  9. FourBanger


    Sep 2, 2012
    SE Como
    Glad we could help.
  10. Is it normal for Flats to sound like Round wound? Because thats what I got was Flat but they sound practacal the same as round in my ears.
  11. Duckwater


    May 10, 2010
    USA, Washington
    Chromes are bright, they won't develop that thumpy sound until you play them for a few hundred hours or more.
  12. Dredmahawkus

    Dredmahawkus Supporting Member

    Nov 4, 2012
    you know if you play for a few months it doesnt matter if you play razor blades your fingers can handle it!

    smooth balanced.....circkleK and Fodera nickels.

    fodera actually feel a little grippy in a cool way not a finger ripping way...but it smooths out after they break in a bit. They are really nice even toned even feeling strings for the money.