Heavier gauge strings ok for shallow neck ptofile?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Bluesgrunt, Mar 3, 2014.


  1. Bluesgrunt

    Bluesgrunt

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    I acquired a 1964 P bass neck with a fairly shallow profile compared to most pre cbs necks I have felt.
    I have felt one shallower and know from a previous post that there are at least two members with lower profile pre cbs P
    necks than this.

    My question is, If I want to put a set of LaBella flats on this neck, should I have any real concern as to whether the neck will accept the added tension without permanent adverse effects?
    I like low action so probably something heavier than lights wound be appropriate
  2. tylerwylie

    tylerwylie Supporting Member

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    Champaign, IL
    Only one way to find out. Some necks can take the fat strings, some necks can't.

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