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5 String Brite Flats

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Nu11nV01D, Aug 3, 2012.


  1. Nu11nV01D

    Nu11nV01D

    Jul 8, 2011
    Hey, folks, I bought a 5 string set of GHS Brite Flats for my Douglas 5 stringer. I'm a bit concerned about the gauge of the B string, though. It come out to be 0.129" and it barely fits in my nut.

    I don't mind the thickness, but I'm concerned about it bending my neck all to pieces. Anybody have any experience with strings this thick?
     
  2. wideload

    wideload

    Apr 15, 2004
    Salinas, CA
    Right about the normal gauge for a B from what I've seen - I've used 0.128 to 0.130 for years.
     
  3. tylerwylie

    tylerwylie

    Jan 5, 2008
    Dunwoody, GA
    THe .129 at B will put much less tension on the neck than a .062 tuned to D will.
     
  4. Nu11nV01D

    Nu11nV01D

    Jul 8, 2011
    *whew* alright, I was worried I was gonna mess some stuff up
     
  5. pi_r_squared

    pi_r_squared

    Sep 3, 2008
    Seems like for brite flats there were 2 B's available. I don't remember for sure, but I think the .129 was the lighter one. In any case, I used brite flats for BEAD tuning and they were fine. I liked then on a fretted, but for sliding I found the edges of the windings to be a little "harsh". Probably because they're ground rather than flatwound. In any case, have fun.
     

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