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Any other 5 string players do this?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by tekhna, Nov 12, 2004.

  1. tekhna


    Nov 7, 2004
    String with a lighter 4 string set, and then purchase a thicker B string to finish off the set. I have done this in the past, anyone else do that?
  2. Vic

    Vic There's more music in the nuance than the notes. Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Central Illinois
    Staff, Bass Gear Magazine
    Yes, but then settled on some standard guage sets. I think in the end I found out the string manufacturers know more about tension and balance than I do. :)
  3. BoiNtC


    Nov 25, 2002
    NYC, USA
    I used to do this only because the KSD's neck/body was so long that the 5string D'Addario set I was using the B string didn't reach the nut... well not the "meaty part" of the string..
  4. LA


    Oct 17, 2001
    Haven't yet.