Balanced string recommendation Thrid time

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


  1. InsaneBassninja

    InsaneBassninja

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    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

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    Buy a set from LaBella, they've been well balanced all along.
     
  3. InsaneBassninja

    InsaneBassninja

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    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

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    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. InsaneBassninja

    InsaneBassninja

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    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 Supporting Member

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    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

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    Yep
     
  9. FourBanger

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    Glad we could help.
     
  10. InsaneBassninja

    InsaneBassninja

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    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

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    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

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    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.
     

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