Chromes gauge and tension

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by raul, Jan 23, 2014.


  1. raul

    raul

    Aug 30, 2006
    Planet Earth
    I have the 45 - 100 set. My finger style plucking hand seems to maybe want to go a step up in gauge. What says you? What gauge for some serious finger style plucking?
     
  2. mrb327

    mrb327 Supporting Member

    Mar 6, 2013
    Colorado
    Nobody Knows
    Some of us go lighter gauge.

    I started with the ECB 82s. Now use 80s if I use Chromes. Don't miss the heavy gauge, mainly in my left hand
     
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  4. hotbass57

    hotbass57

    Nov 27, 2011
    Fairfield,Ohio
    +1 on the lite scale chromes. I just can play longer sets. No fatigue.
     
  5. Duckwater

    Duckwater

    May 10, 2010
    USA, Washington
    I used to really dig the 45-60-80-105 set I put together on bassstringsonline, high tension but well balanced and not overkill, but as my playing style has changed I came to prefer a 40-100 set and now I'd probably go even lighter.
     
  6. iiipopes

    iiipopes

    May 4, 2009
    D'Addario or Labella Tapes?
     
  7. I couldn't deal with the .105 Chromes in standard tuning. The .100 is nice and tight but I'd like to try an even lighter gauge.