Chromes gauge and tension

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


  1. raul

    raul

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    I have the 45 - 100 set. My finger style plucking hand seems to maybe want to go a step up in gauge. What says you? What gauge for some serious finger style plucking?
     
  2. mrb327

    mrb327 Supporting Member

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    Some of us go lighter gauge.

    I started with the ECB 82s. Now use 80s if I use Chromes. Don't miss the heavy gauge, mainly in my left hand
     
  3. hotbass57

    hotbass57

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    +1 on the lite scale chromes. I just can play longer sets. No fatigue.
     
  4. Duckwater

    Duckwater

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    I used to really dig the 45-60-80-105 set I put together on bassstringsonline, high tension but well balanced and not overkill, but as my playing style has changed I came to prefer a 40-100 set and now I'd probably go even lighter.
     
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  6. iiipopes

    iiipopes Supporting Member

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    D'Addario or Labella Tapes?
     
  7. MICKUSS

    MICKUSS

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    I couldn't deal with the .105 Chromes in standard tuning. The .100 is nice and tight but I'd like to try an even lighter gauge.
     

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