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Balanced sets- re Alex Claber's article

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by rodl2005, Jul 18, 2012.


  1. Hi guys, I read Alex Claber's article in UK's BGM & found the info on BALANCED sets of strings INTERESTING!! :)
    As are ALL his articles- well written & in Laymans terms...

    What I'm asking on here is WHAT were the guages he stated?? Anyone have that article? I've done a search & searched for the article online but no luck.

    I realize it'd vary depending on the guage you're after, but say I'm used to 40- 100 or abouts... WHa would the guage of each string be if I wanna make up a set?
    :bassist:
     
  2. khutch

    khutch Praise Harp

    Aug 20, 2011
    suburban Chicago
  3. Will check that out. Thanx
     
  4. kesh

    kesh

    Jul 9, 2012
    Brighton, England
    Different makes/types of strings of the same gauge will have different tensions.

    Lots of manufacturers make tension charts.

    I used D'addario's chart to figure out 45-60-80-105 chromes was a well balanced set, but I had to build it myself by buying three different packs.

    If only Circle K made flats.

    http://www.daddario.com/upload/tension_chart_13934.pdf

    http://www.labella.com/basstensions.html (they don't publish their flats' tensions for some reason)
     
  5. ixlramp

    ixlramp

    Jan 25, 2005
    UK
    100 75 55 40, have you ever noticed how 100 80 60 40 is middle-heavy?
    Check the daddario charts kesh linked to. I ususally use the chart for XL nickeplated rounds to approximate rounds of any brand. There will be a little variation in tension between brands, but this sometimes cancels out when creating a balanced set.
    Circle K's chart http://circlekstrings.com/CKSIMAGES/CircleKtensionChart.pdf
     
  6. Cool info, thanx all. I'm gonna look into the tension charts.
    I'm not too concerned, but interested enough to try making up a balanced set for myself.
    Thanx again
     

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