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Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by damos, Dec 1, 2017.

  1. damos


    Feb 6, 2006

    I install dunlop superbright strings on my 1968 jazz bass and was forced to stretch the truss rod fully. I can not have as low a action as I had before with the DR HI Beam. Nothing can beat DR for me.

  2. Marko 1

    Marko 1

    Mar 9, 2009
    N.E. Ohio
    No expert here, but it doesn't seem right that any normally-sized/tuned set of strings should bottom out a truss rod.

    That said, DR's are a helluva good string imo. :)
  3. lz4005


    Oct 22, 2013
    Since OP didn't say what gauges of each brand he used, or how much he had to turn the rod, there's no way of knowing what the problem was.
  4. damos


    Feb 6, 2006

    a real string ranking by tension would be a great idea

  5. This is easier said than done for a couple of reasons...

    If you're talking about "tension" as in pulling weight, only a couple of companies publish the tension numbers.
    If you're talking about "tension" as in stiffness/flexibility, it's too subjective with too many variables, ie gauge selection, setup on the bass, etc.
  6. damos


    Feb 6, 2006

    No I speak of the exact tension not the feeling of stiffness.

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