Gauge of Strings

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by newbassdude, Feb 18, 2010.

  1. newbassdude


    Apr 7, 2009
    This is a silly question but...

    Like two years ago i got some flatwounds on my bass, but i dont remember what gauge. i really like the feel of them so when i get them replaced i want to get the same kind. is there anyway to tell from a .096 to a .100?


  2. CPplaysBASS

    CPplaysBASS Supporting Member

    Mar 17, 2007
    Might have better luck trying to determine the brand first ... any silk threads on the string? Both ends or just ball end? Once you know the brand, it'll be easier ... I'm not positive but I can't imagine any brand being available in both .96 and .100.

    If you have blue silks on both ends, you probably have D'Addario Chromes which would be .100.
  3. newbassdude


    Apr 7, 2009

    well im 100% sure they are Labella Flatwounds




    OR even





  4. mmbongo

    mmbongo I have too many basses. Supporting Member

  5. John Wentzien

    John Wentzien

    Jun 25, 2007
    Elberta, AL
    Artist:TC Electronic RH450 bass system (original test-pilot)
    Get someone to use a micrometer on them and check the guage.