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Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Psyrcle, May 10, 2005.

  1. Psyrcle

    Psyrcle Guest

    I don't want to downtune that much (if at all really) but I want deep bass. Is there a special string gauge that can help with the deeper bass I am looking for?
  2. Minger


    Mar 15, 2004
    Rochester, NY
    heavier guages, or well, just turning the bass eq up...
  3. EricTheEZ1


    Nov 23, 2004
    Clawson, MI
    A good EQ system can do just as much as heavier guage strings, if not more. Victor Wooten uses light strings with very low action and his tone can be just massive if he wants. I use heavier guage strings (DR Hi-Beams 50-110) for the feel, tension, and thicker tone.

  4. Flatwound

    Flatwound Supporting Member

    Sep 9, 2000
    San Diego
    IME, heavier strings are punchier, but not deeper. For really extended lows, I'd recommend light-gauge stainless strings. EMG pickups would help too as they have extended response in both directions.
  5. ryco


    Apr 24, 2005
    ..... or you can bite the bullet and go get yerself a fiver! You'll be glad you did!
  6. Jontom


    Mar 11, 2002
    New York
    LaBella black tape flats. Big bottom, honky mids, rubbery highs.