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  1. ixlramp replied to the thread Advantages to playing with a Plectrum.

    Holding a pick the conventional guitar way is a problem with bass because a bass is larger, the bridge shifted to the right more, and...

    Jun 16, 2019 at 4:52 PM
  2. ixlramp replied to the thread Science Behind Round/Flat String Sound?.

    Yes. Roundwounds are more flexible so have higher 'harmonicity', the harmonics are more in tune with the fundamental. The stiffer a...

    Jun 16, 2019 at 4:41 PM
  3. ixlramp replied to the thread Please help me. Semi urgent..

    Sorry to be pedantic, i think you mean 'lower stiffness'. Being the same gauges means the tension will be similar. If low tension...

    Jun 16, 2019 at 4:35 PM
  4. ixlramp replied to the thread What String gauge should i use for my 5 string.

    Thorny1 same request, please state all the tunings you want to use in full. Eb standard on 5 string can be several different tunings, i...

    Jun 16, 2019 at 4:22 PM
  5. ixlramp replied to the thread What String gauge should i use for my 5 string.

    Yes, 'drop' is used for 2 different types of tuning, and we don't know if you're tuning the top 4 or all 5 to these tunings. Please...

    Jun 14, 2019 at 4:05 PM
  6. ixlramp replied to the thread Please help me. Semi urgent..

    Unfotunately you can't have it both ways, you can't have a low tension string that is also high tension =) However, as mentioned, a...

    Jun 13, 2019 at 3:36 PM
  7. ixlramp replied to the thread Please help me. Semi urgent..

    Flexible strings won't help, as stiffness has very little effect on fretting effort, because when you fret, the string isn't being bent...

    Jun 13, 2019 at 3:34 PM
  8. ixlramp replied to the thread Please help me. Semi urgent..

    Effort to fret is determined by the (scientific) tension, which is determined by string mass, which is primarily determined by gauge. So...

    Jun 13, 2019 at 3:22 PM
  9. ixlramp replied to the thread If I want high action do I also want a straighter neck?.

    Me too, it's excessive, and i didn't recommend that. Checking every 3rd fret is probably enough If the open note and 12th fret are in...

    Jun 12, 2019 at 7:36 PM
  10. ixlramp replied to the thread If I want high action do I also want a straighter neck?.

    Even if the 1st statement is true (and i'm unsure it is), it doesn't then mean the 2nd statement is true. The 2nd statement isn't true,...

    Jun 12, 2019 at 1:03 PM
  11. ixlramp replied to the thread Headless Club???.

    Not 5, but Kalium Music is apparently working on a headless 6 string fanned 37"-40" Quake bass. Headless to keep overall length down on...

    Jun 10, 2019 at 3:29 PM

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