Flats to Round string tension

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by badboy1984, Jul 29, 2009.

  1. badboy1984


    Mar 27, 2007
    United Kingdom
    At the moment I got a set of D'Addario Chromes 40-100 strung on my fender jazz bass. The strings had been on the bass for around 1 year but i looking to replace them with a set of round to try something out in term of sound for my bass.

    I had my bass set with low action, so if i buy a set of string for example rotosound, what string gauge should i get to get the action as close as before?

    Not sure if i ask this correctly or not.
  2. I currently use D'Addario Chromes Flats 40-60-80-100 (ECB84).

    I would suggest you try 45-65-85-105 with rounds to get something similar in tension and stiffness. Before I discovered the joy of flats, I used to use D'Addario EXL165 Nickel Rounds (45-105) and liked the overall feel - not too stiff or too floppy.