does lighter e string = tighter sound?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by BrandonBass, Sep 18, 2006.

  1. BrandonBass


    May 29, 2006
    Im using 105-45 and i find that the e string is not as tight as i like it to be, sounds muddy and too warm some times. Will a lighter gauge say 100-45 be able to make it sound tighter? Will it become more floppy etc? thanks
  2. i use a lighter gauge for this very reason. 100, or even a 98 at times.
    I feel I have more "control" over the string when its a smaller gauge. I do a lot of ghost notes and muted notes on the E strings and feel its too "thumpy" with a higer gauge... ie 105 +
  3. +1
  4. The Craw

    The Craw

    Jul 31, 2006
    If you go from a 105 E to a 100 E in the same brand, it will have less tension. But that shouldn't mean floppy. You might find yourself adjusting your technique a little to acommodate the change. Or maybe not.

    Anyway it's hard to say if it will help your sound or not. In some cases it will. It's worth a try.
  5. canopener


    Sep 15, 2003
    Isle of Lucy
    What exactly is tight sound?
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