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Flats String gauge help please

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by jessicabass, Mar 11, 2013.


  1. jessicabass

    jessicabass

    Dec 22, 2009
    ohio
    Now that i know i want ghs precision flats after Ron G showed me a video link of these, i need to know something.
    I saw they have a set that is 55-70-90-105
    but what i was thinking was going to juststrings.com and ordering them in singles so i could go 55-70-90-100 instead, or going 55-75-90-100.
    Would this be looking for trouble?
    Or could it be done without throwing the bass and sound out of whack?
     
  2. Duckwater

    Duckwater

    May 10, 2010
    USA, Washington
    55-100 is really unbalanced. I would not go that route if you want even tension, the G string will be much tighter than the E.
     
  3. If you're used to roundwounds, go with a lighter gauge than you use in rounds, as flats tend to be stiffer than rounds. Step down a size from what you use in rounds, and you should be o.k.
     
  4. mmbongo

    mmbongo Dilly Dilly! Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2009
    Carolinas
  5. Duckwater

    Duckwater

    May 10, 2010
    USA, Washington
    True, but the precision flats have a round core, resulting in less tension than normal flatwounds.
     

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