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PRS factory Grainger bass strings?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by generation zero, Jan 7, 2014.

  1. generation zero

    generation zero

    Jul 24, 2012
    Got a few questions for anyone "in the know" on the factory strings that came on my PRS Gary Grainger 5.

    The hang tag says the gauge is 43 - 127. I've only ever seen strings available in increments of 5... like say 45 - 130... are these custom wound to those exact sizes for a reason? What gauges are the other 3 strings in the set? And where could I get more strings that taper down in size to the bridge saddle like these do? I couldn't find the PRS bass strings on their website site anywhere for purchase...

    Additionally, I tune my bass down a half step, and then the low B and E strings a whole step from there... so my tuning low to high is G# C# G# C# F#. What gauge strings should I use to acheive roughly the same string tension the bass had when I got it, tuned to standard B E A D G tuning? And where can I get those with the bridge end taper winding, since that is the string set I really need to be using?

    You can kind of make out the taper thing I'm talking about in this pic, it's only on the three lowest strings:


    Any answers would be appreciated... Thanks!
  2. Toptube


    Feb 9, 2009
    it's possible the gauges are like that, to achieve balanced tension/feel on the strings.

    As far as the taper core/exposed core at the saddles, several brands offer that.

    If you want to try and match the guages/feel exactly, you might have a look at Circle K strings. They have tons of guage options, allowing you to build up a custom set in just about anyway possible. They also do taper core/exposed core on most of their larger strings.

    *do the strings on your PRS have silk at the tuner end? If so, what color?
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  4. pfox14


    Dec 22, 2013
    You can get just about any gauge string set you want from bassstringsonline.com
  5. jschwalls


    Sep 4, 2007
    Savannah GA

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