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Do you use the same guage on every bass?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by jasper383, Dec 21, 2006.

  1. jasper383


    Dec 5, 2004
    Durham NC
    I find that my P bass feels and maybe sounds better with 45-105 guage, and my J copy with light guage (40-90?) strings. Does anyone else do this?

    Sometimes I wonder if having different guages slows me down technique-wise because the feel is different. Should I pursue the same guages across basses?
  2. HMZ

    HMZ Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2003
    I use the same gauge on all my basses 45-65-85-105 it seems to work for me.
  3. tplyons


    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    45-100 with flats, 45-105 rounds.
  4. +1

    Also I tried the 50-110 flats and they put a nice bow in the neck, at full y tightened truss. I may try this on a new P neck I bought, because obviously the J neck is too thin for this kind of abuse
  5. My main tuning is DGCF, and I use either the La Bella Hard Rockin' Steels D Tuning set (.054-.075.-.090-.111) or Ernie Ball Power Slinkys (.055-.075-.090.-.110.) For standard tuning, I like .045-.105.
  6. X Wolf

    X Wolf Guest

    Yes, 43-104 La Bella 760FL's on all of my basses.

  7. 1kinal


    Jan 18, 2006
    Montreal, Qc. Canada
    Endorsing Artist: SIT strings
    I always use the same guage for 4-strings. 45-105.

    I'm still experimenting with low-B but my choice is either 130 or 135.

    I do use different brand or type (SS, nickel) depending on the bass.
  8. hartke20g


    Apr 12, 2006
    miami, FL
    i usually buy some ernie ball super slinkies and d'addario (whatever the standard set is called), put the E & A slinkies and D & G d'addarios on my J bass and the E & A d'addarios with the D & G slinkies on my OLP. i really detest having to setup my basses again with different strings.
  9. nad

    nad 60 Cycle Humdinger Commercial User

    Sep 22, 2005
    Not Mars
    The Overlord of Nordstrand Pickups
    Nope. Heavy flats on my P, not so heavy rounds on the J, pretty light rounds on the Sterling.

    Different basses, different sounds, different techniques, different approaches.
  10. I generally use 45-105s on my fretted basses, but prefer 40-100s on my fretless.

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