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Could I use a C string as a G string??

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by SquierBender, Apr 16, 2010.

  1. SquierBender


    Oct 22, 2009
    Okay heres the story, I buy a set of chromes from ebay, and the G string is missing. So I contact daddario and they send me a new set.:hyper:
    So I look around for a G for my incomplete set, and the best I could find was a .35.
    Would that sound okay with a .132, .100, .80, .65, set?
    Thank you!:confused::help:
  2. It will hold that pitch, I use a 35 for my G, but the tension will be very light compared to the other strings.
  3. Wow, was I wrong about that subject!
  4. Original (Gonna have pretty low tension. For a rough guideline, try dropping a string currently on your bass by 5 semi-tones to see if it sounds & feels usable.)

    Sorry folks; caught 'C' & must have glossed over 35. Less stupidly:

    Dead-sticking a bit from the D'Addario Tension Guide, I'd guess the 35 at G would be about 29 pounds. Still a low tension, but not as bad as dropping 5 semi-tones.

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