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Gage problems!

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Lazarevicmass, Jan 17, 2014.

  1. Hey everybody! I have a MIA Jazz Bass, i want to go a little heavier on the gage of the strings i use, thinking about Roto's Steve's .110, but! Everytime i put heavy gage strings on the bass, the E string sounds dead, super flat, horrible! I have to settle for a medium gage, I dont know what the problem is, or what to do about it! Help please! Thank you!

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  2. Octavio


    Sep 15, 2011
    Hawaii Kai
    Spelling problems! (It's "gauge")

  3. Ahahahhahah! Sorry!
  4. DiabolusInMusic

    DiabolusInMusic Functionless Art is Merely Tolerated Vandalism Supporting Member

    Does that .110 gauge string fit into the nut or does it rest on top of the slot? What gauge is your "medium" gauge?

  5. You know what i mean! :)

  6. It fits perfectly, thats what i thought at first, but no! Its all good there! Its D'addarios Chromes , .105 medium gauge! :(
  7. Octavio


    Sep 15, 2011
    Hawaii Kai
    Anyway, sorry I don't know the answer to your question. I was looking at some of those strings recently but decided to pass. .110 just seems like it would be too thick for a four string. Just my opinion. I hope someone out there has the answer for you. I personally use D'Addario lights on my P-Bass and they sound great.
  8. pfox14


    Dec 22, 2013
    The difference between a .105" and a .110" is only 5 thousandths of an inch. Practically no difference at all.

  9. But they are two different sounds once its on! I know, i put them on the same way, work on action, intonation the same! The fit on the neck accommodates the same! I'm not sure, i'm lost! I'm lucky i have you guys, the knowledge and expertise here is unbelievable! Thanks for trying to help!
  10. klokker


    Jan 7, 2009
    Steele City, NE
    It's not just the way they pass over the nut, but also the saddle(s). I have a bass where if the string guage is too big the low string goes bad. Could just be a bad string as well.