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Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Grahams Groove, Dec 16, 2001.

  1. Grahams Groove

    Grahams Groove Can we please just groove for a while? Supporting Member

    Apr 13, 2001
    Boulder, CO
    What gauge strings come stock on an Ibanez sr400? I want to replace these cuz they are too thin...But, does this mean i haveta make some other adjustments? I kind of want to know what gauge these are so i can get strings just a tiny bit thicker...that would be ideal.

  2. Chasarms

    Chasarms Casual Observer

    May 24, 2001
    Bettendorf, IA USA
    If you go with a heavier gauge string, you will have to completely setup the bass. You will probably require a truss adjustment, but at least the action and intonation will need to be reset.

    Unless you don't mind the higher action.

    My advice is to buy the strings that you want, set up the bass (or have it done) and stick with those strings. That way you have the bass playing the way you want it to play.

    Also, you should know that just knowing the guage is not enough. You really need to know the exact string that was used if you want to avoid a setup. Even though strings are of the same guage, things such as materials used and design can significantly effect the tension of the string. For example; Nickel verses stainless or hex core verses round core.

  3. lo-end


    Jun 15, 2001
    well, regular gauge strings are 45-105 or 45-100. I use medium heavy, which are 50-105. These are pretty fat.

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