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Good low b string options

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by KingRazor, Dec 11, 2016.


  1. So I've happily hopped on the Circle K/Kalium and balanced tension and super heavy b string band wagon.

    But I was just curious, what are some of the better 130-135 gauge b strings you guys have used for a 34" scale bass? (other than the aforementioned Circle K/Kalium)
     
  2. ixlramp

    ixlramp

    Jan 25, 2005
    UK
    I find D'Addario Prosteels .135 and .145 tapered very good.
    .130-.135 are not heavy at all, equal tension E-B pairs are roughly .100-.135, .105-.140 and .110-.145.
    I recommend trying a .145 B, even if with a .105 E. A .145 B can drop to A and still work well.
     
  3. Toptube

    Toptube

    Feb 9, 2009
    Fodera
    Ghs progressive

    Those are my two favorite b strings, still in production.

    Dunlop super brights .130 is pretty good, as well.
     
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  4. klokker

    klokker

    Jan 7, 2009
    Steele City, NE
    Actually the best B string I've had is the Sadowsky flatwound set I have on my L2500. Sweet, huge warm and growly. My DR ss lo riders are what I use in the band, those are my favorites. I want aggressive and clear more than warm etc. and the ss lo rider B is huge.
     
  5. A .145 is what I have now. It's just really big, and I wanted to see if there was a .130 or .135 that was "good enough".
     
  6. ixlramp

    ixlramp

    Jan 25, 2005
    UK
    A .145 matches with an E of around .109, so is pretty heavy.
    If you prefer a .135 then a good equal-tensions set is 28 40 55 75 100 135.
     
  7. Bodeeni

    Bodeeni Supporting Member

    Jan 13, 2010
    NYC
    I actual got a few sets of the Warwick reds with a 135, they were on sale, and they are pretty nice on the Fender 34" which is always a challenge
     
  8. Dug2

    Dug2 Supporting Member

    Sep 24, 2011
    chicago
    i too use kalium, i go with the 136 b , i like the hybrids
     

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