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Fender Bass VI strings (alternatives?)

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by shannons, Feb 17, 2008.

  1. shannons


    May 29, 2007
    W. Seattle, WA
    Endorsing artist: Ampeg
    Hey guys,
    I've had my Gretsch G5265 6-string bass for a couple of weeks now & I love it. The Gretsch came from the factory strung up with a set of Fender Bass VI strings (gauges 25-95). I like the gauges & want to stay in the same gauges. I especially like the 95 gauge E String. I've found other string sets for this type of instrument, but the lower strings are pretty light (i.e. 84 for Low E).

    Does anyone other companies make string sets comparable to the Fender Bass VI set (25-95 range)?
  2. knuckle_head

    knuckle_head Commercial User

    Jul 30, 2002
    Owner; Knuckle Guitar Works & Circle K Strings
    Look for Ernie Ball sets - EBL_2837
  3. shannons


    May 29, 2007
    W. Seattle, WA
    Endorsing artist: Ampeg
    I have a set of these, but they aren't long enough. Due to the Bigsby on the Gretsch, a longer string is needed. Plus, they are 20-90 gauge.
  4. Tony In Philly

    Tony In Philly Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Oct 25, 2007
    Filthydelphia, USA
    LaBella makes a comparable set.

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