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Bass string tension info.?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Ingemar, Apr 11, 2006.


  1. Ingemar

    Ingemar

    Sep 12, 2000
    Sweden
    Let's bomb bass string manufacturers with e-mails, asking for info. about the tension of their bass string brands.
    Maybe we can force them to suply this info. on web sajts and pakages.

    Here's a link.
    Pleace feel welkome to complete this list/link

    http://www.electricbluesclub.co.uk/accessories.html#strings

    I know that Daddario and Thomastic Infeld suply this info. but there ought to be others.
     
  2. D'addario already provides their costumers with info on string tension.

    fc5e069e.
     
  3. Ingemar

    Ingemar

    Sep 12, 2000
    Sweden
    Yes... as I said

    "I know that Daddario and Thomastic Infeld suply this info."
    but there ought to be others to.
     
  4. My bad. I guess I didn't see it. :meh:
     
  5. Ingemar

    Ingemar

    Sep 12, 2000
    Sweden
  6. Ingemar

    Ingemar

    Sep 12, 2000
    Sweden
    I found an simplified test info. in Bassplayer March 1996.
    They tested some 150 str.sets and refered the tension as... soft-medium-tight (better than nothing)

    Is here anyone who knows if there is similar articles in other magasines (or on the web. that has tension info.

    I know that Bassist (GB mag. that sadly enough don't exist any more) had anpamflet nov 1996 and Bassplayer had one more string article in nov/dec 2004 to but non of these did list tension.

    (Im specially curious abot flat wounds and coated)
     
  7. westland

    westland

    Oct 8, 2004
    Hong Kong
    The D'addario spec sheet is overwhelming :help:
     
  8. Ingemar

    Ingemar

    Sep 12, 2000
    Sweden
    I've just got this answer from one
    (non of them mentioned in this thread)
    manufacturer after e-mailing them and asked for Tension info. for one specific stringset within their brand

    "Unfortunately, I cannot provide this information for you, as it is
    proprietary information and confidential."


    How's that?

    (though... they where kindly enough to answer at all)
     
  9. DavePlaysBass

    DavePlaysBass

    Mar 31, 2004
    CO
    That's like a furntiture maker saying the length our hand made hutch is proprietery (jeez guys you think anyone out there knows how to use a tape measure)?

    Measure it yourself and post it all over the web :D

    Dave
     
  10. Ingemar

    Ingemar

    Sep 12, 2000
    Sweden
    I found an simplified test info. in Bassplayer March 1996.
    They tested some 150 str.sets and refered the tension as... soft-medium-tight (better than nothing)

    Is here anyone who knows if there is similar articles in other magasines (or on the web. that has tension info.

    I know that Bassist (GB mag. that sadly enough don't exist any more) had anpamflet nov 1996 and Bassplayer had one more string article in nov/dec 2004 to but non of these did list tension.

    (Im specially curious abot flat wounds and coated)


    Here's a link to the bassplayer article Bassplayer March 1996.

    http://www.bunnybass.com/e-zine/tips02.shtml

    article, page 1.
    article, page 2.
    Table 1, page 1: 4 string bass sets, from Alembic - D'Aquisto.
    Table 1, page 2: 4 string bass sets, from D'Aquisto - Ernie Ball.
    Table 1, page 3: 4 string bass sets, from Ernie Ball- Ken Smith.
    Table 1, page 4: 4 string bass sets, from Ken Smith - Rotosound.
    Table 1, page 5: 4 string bass sets, from Sadowsky - Zon.
    Table 2, page 1: 5 string bass sets, from Carvin - DR.
    Table 2, page 2: 5 string bass sets, from Elites - La Bella.
    Table 2, page 3: 5 string bass sets, from La Bella - Zon.
    Summary and "Favorite Strings" chart.


    And this link from Bassplayer nov/dec 2004

    http://www.bassplayer.com/story.asp?sectioncode=21&storycode=4037
     

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