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You know when you wasted your Money...

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by InsaneBassninja, Dec 14, 2013.

  1. InsaneBassninja

    InsaneBassninja

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    :scowl:You know when you wasted your money, When you Realize you all ready had .135, .105, .85, .65, .45, and .32 on your 6 string bass when you Bought it? Remember to noobs to basses you check with your in town local Guitar shop to make sure what strings you have on it. :mad: So you don't Blow 25 dollars on strings you had from the start:mad:... if you must for Low B GET A .145!!! Yes, I feel like a moron for doing this...Least I got my Christmas shopping done... Bills payed, and my Dragon got some tasty Hippys (crickets) for Dinner.... Am guessing a .130 - .135 good for a normal low C? Then again what is normal?
  2. 3234718

    3234718 Supporting Member

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    Do most guitar shops carry micrometers?
  3. Cirk

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    It's not always a waste of money. Lots of times I've played basses at stores that had dead strings on them. Besides, we all have different string preferences. For example, I like Warwick strings on my 4 string basses. Many would disagree, and that's their choice. Whatever works for the individual.
  4. InsaneBassninja

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    Am not srue which I never gone to look? I know my local shop has one.
  5. InsaneBassninja

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    Good point which I did have some Died strings on my bass anyways I guess it wasn't a toail waste. Then I again I like the sound of dead strings a tiny bit. But now I don't have to fick as hard to get the sound i want.
  6. ixlramp

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    You asked for gauges for balanced tension and we gave suggestions ;) 135 105 85 65 45 32 is unbalanced and the 135 unsuitable for detuning to A, so the new gauges you bought are probably better.
    .135 / .130 is fine at C.
  7. InsaneBassninja

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    135 is very light Low B its getting there but its too light for low B.
  8. AdamR

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    Man, All these years Ive been wasting money buying the same set of strings over and over.
  9. InsaneBassninja

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    if you like the set you have then its not wasting money then.
  10. therhodeo

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    No one can possibly type that bad without trying.
  11. SLaPiNFuNK

    SLaPiNFuNK Gold Supporting Member

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    Good to carry spares!
  12. SLaPiNFuNK

    SLaPiNFuNK Gold Supporting Member

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    Sent you a private message awaiting your reply.

    I noticed you placed an order with us. If you don't want your order you are more than welcome to cancel it before we ship. I suggest calling the shop to cancel so it does not ship today.
  13. Lownote38

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    I always replace the strings on a bass when I get a new one (or new to me). I don't care how new or old the strings are either. Chances are that they aren't the type I use, or the right gauge. It's never a waste of money to have another set of strings. Especially if you're only paying $25 for an entire 6 string set!
  14. Raf Seibert

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    Harbor Freight and others carry a real handy little 6in digital caliper for about $10 that can solve these questions quickly and easily.

    -Raf
  15. InsaneBassninja

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    it was a 5 stirng set.
  16. therhodeo

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    I honestly don't know how anyone knows whats being talked about in this thread.
  17. two fingers

    two fingers Loud Mouth Know It All Blowhard Gold Supporting Member

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    Very cool.

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