I deside to make a few String set ups again for my 5 and 6 strings

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  1. InsaneBassninja

    InsaneBassninja

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    Since am buying a 7 string guitar now. Am going to use my 5 string for my Music am going to be making. Would these Gauges be ok for Medium and Heavy gauges
    5 string Heavy:
    Low B: .145, .110, .85, .70, .50
    High C: .110, .85, .70, .50, .35

    My 6 string Medium/Heavy gauge
    .135, .105, .85, .65 (or .60), .45, .32
    .145, .110, .85, .70, .50, .35
  2. Thomas Kievit

    Thomas Kievit Thou shall not F*** up the groove Supporting Member

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    What is a ''gange'' ?
  3. Jensby design

    Jensby design

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    [​IMG] Gange so that's his secret [​IMG] interesting.
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  4. InsaneBassninja

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    Thanks for wasting your times and not helping please don't come to up again.
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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ganges


    .145 is pretty thick. I'm not sure every bridge and nut can handle it. If you're serious about buying, perhaps you can contact CircleK or some other maker of strings with unusual ganges.
  7. InsaneBassninja

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    I could go with a .135
  8. mmbongo

    mmbongo I like turtles. Supporting Member

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    You getting custom sets from www.bassstringsonline.com ?

    If so, what I did was just buy a few of each gauge (gange) to see what I liked best. He has tons of singles available so it's relatively cheap to experiment like that.
  9. chucko58

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    .145" for a low B isn't too far out of line for a high tension set IMO, but the .070" D is going to be quite taut. You'd be better off with a .065. This is the usual D in a "medium" gauge set, but it's always the tightest of the set.

    For reference my preferred gauge for standard tuning on a 34" 5 or 6 is Circle K's .142", .106", .079", .059", .043", .031". This balances out at around 43-44 lbs. of tension per string, except the C string at 40 lbs.
  10. Jensby design

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    I have to wonder if string company's make the D-string tighter to add distinction from the guitar's E-string.
    Anyway a little more balance can really open up your bass range without sounding way different from your highs to your lows. If you do not have a tension chart to go by just think each string is about 3/4 of the diameter of the string next to it.
    So a balanced set may look like:
    .133 .100 .75 .56 .42 .32
    .142 .107 .80 .60 .45 .34
    .150 .113 .84 .63 .47 .36
    I would not stray too far from balanced :rolleyes: unless you want your bass to sound all weird like Les Claypool.
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  11. Thomas Kievit

    Thomas Kievit Thou shall not F*** up the groove Supporting Member

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    I will pretend like I did not see that :rollno: :scowl: :eyebrow:

  12. Jensby design

    Jensby design

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    ^
    E A D G
    .080 .080 .040 .040
    :meh: I'm sorry that's weird :meh:
  13. Thomas Kievit

    Thomas Kievit Thou shall not F*** up the groove Supporting Member

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    For you it's weird, for Les it's more ;)

  14. Jensby design

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    Victor Wooten
    E A D G
    .095 .075 .055 .040
    That makes more sense to me.
  15. Thomas Kievit

    Thomas Kievit Thou shall not F*** up the groove Supporting Member

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    True, but each bass player is unique, famous or not. And whether ''it makes sence'' or not, if Les likes it that way, who are we to judge?

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