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Do any string manufactures make a .035 C string (nickel round) in a 6-string set?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Bassman8416, Nov 27, 2017.


  1. Bassman8416

    Bassman8416 Supporting Member

    Oct 18, 2004
    Long Island,New York
    I always find the .030 or .032's sound weak and brittle compared to the rest.
     
  2. SLaPiNFuNK

    SLaPiNFuNK Commercial User

    Jul 28, 2006
    LA California
    Owner: BassStringsOnline.com
    You will find .034 and some .035 but not as common... You should do a 5 string set and single high c. Most do make a .035 single.
     
  3. SLaPiNFuNK

    SLaPiNFuNK Commercial User

    Jul 28, 2006
    LA California
    Owner: BassStringsOnline.com
    Forum TOS does not allow me to post any specific product information.
     
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  4. ixlramp

    ixlramp

    Jan 25, 2005
    UK
    Kalium Strings do, but then they have any set imaginable.
    .045 G .032 C are equal tension, so a .035 C is more suited to a .050 G.
     
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  5. Bassman8416

    Bassman8416 Supporting Member

    Oct 18, 2004
    Long Island,New York
    Thank
    So a .032 would work for me, if I like a normal .045 G ?
     
  6. SLaPiNFuNK

    SLaPiNFuNK Commercial User

    Jul 28, 2006
    LA California
    Owner: BassStringsOnline.com
    Anything will work for you if you like it... If you look at "tension numbers" then a .032 is the same as a .045.

    It sounds like you are looking for a less twangy tone from your High-C string... It doesn't sound like you are looking for "Balanced Tension."

    Maybe experiment with other types of High-C strings? A Pure Nickel Half Round High-C or even a Flat Wound High-C.
     
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  7. Bassman8416

    Bassman8416 Supporting Member

    Oct 18, 2004
    Long Island,New York
    Thank you Jason...
     
  8. ixlramp

    ixlramp

    Jan 25, 2005
    UK
    Well if you don't like a particular .032 C don't use it, regardless of being equal tension. Some like to beef up their G string such that it is a higher tension than the others. However if you can find a .032 C you like it can be a good idea to equalise the tension with the G, or at least be no tighter, for playability reasons.
     

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