C# Standard String Gauge?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by tpain91, Apr 13, 2020.

  1. tpain91

    tpain91

    Mar 1, 2020
    Hello chaps. Do any of you play in C# standard? Trying to learn all of King Ov Hell’s bass parts on Abbath’s self-titled album, which I believe is in C# standard. I play a 4 string but it’s a 35 scale. Also it should be noted that a beefy tone and solid intonation are more important to me than speed and bending, so I think a thicker gauge would serve me well. Any suggestions on a particular gauge, though?
     
  2. iiipopes

    iiipopes Supporting Member

    May 4, 2009
    D'Addario XL160BT - 50-120?
    GHS Boomers H3045 - 50-115?
    Round Core GHS Boomers H3045RC - 55-115?
     
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  3. Killed_by_Death

    Killed_by_Death Snaggletooth Inactive

    I don't even use a gauge, I just look at the numbers on the packet & divide by 1,000:
    0.050" = 0.115"

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    OTOH, I can make these work:
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    You just have to adjust your playing style a little.