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Gage problems!

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Lazarevicmass, Jan 17, 2014.

  1. Lazarevicmass

    Lazarevicmass

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    Hey everybody! I have a MIA Jazz Bass, i want to go a little heavier on the gage of the strings i use, thinking about Roto's Steve's .110, but! Everytime i put heavy gage strings on the bass, the E string sounds dead, super flat, horrible! I have to settle for a medium gage, I dont know what the problem is, or what to do about it! Help please! Thank you!

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  2. Octavio

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    Spelling problems! (It's "gauge")
  3. Lazarevicmass

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    Ahahahhahah! Sorry!
  4. DiabolusInMusic

    DiabolusInMusic Functionless Art is Merely Tolerated Vandalism Supporting Member

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    Does that .110 gauge string fit into the nut or does it rest on top of the slot? What gauge is your "medium" gauge?
  5. Lazarevicmass

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    You know what i mean! :)
  6. Lazarevicmass

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    It fits perfectly, thats what i thought at first, but no! Its all good there! Its D'addarios Chromes , .105 medium gauge! :(
  7. Octavio

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    Anyway, sorry I don't know the answer to your question. I was looking at some of those strings recently but decided to pass. .110 just seems like it would be too thick for a four string. Just my opinion. I hope someone out there has the answer for you. I personally use D'Addario lights on my P-Bass and they sound great.
  8. pfox14

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    The difference between a .105" and a .110" is only 5 thousandths of an inch. Practically no difference at all.
  9. Lazarevicmass

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    But they are two different sounds once its on! I know, i put them on the same way, work on action, intonation the same! The fit on the neck accommodates the same! I'm not sure, i'm lost! I'm lucky i have you guys, the knowledge and expertise here is unbelievable! Thanks for trying to help!
  10. klokker

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    It's not just the way they pass over the nut, but also the saddle(s). I have a bass where if the string guage is too big the low string goes bad. Could just be a bad string as well.

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