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good strings for CGCF?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by vene-nemesis, Oct 11, 2005.


  1. vene-nemesis

    vene-nemesis Banned

    Jul 17, 2003
    Bilbao España
    well i need to know wich gauges should i use for CGCF in 34" scale.

    Thx in advence.
     
  2. Check out the La Bella D tuning set.
    http://www.juststrings.com/lab-m70.html
    They're designed to be tuned D-G-C-F, but you could drop the low D to C without a problem. They're gauged .54-.76-.90-.111. (The gauges listed on the juststrings page are wrong.) I've been using them on one of my Rumblefish and they feel and sound awesome.
     
  3. i use SIT strings gauges 50- 70- 90- 120- works pretty well for me
     
  4. Daytona955i

    Daytona955i

    Feb 17, 2005
    Albany, NY
    I actually use a Rotosound .125 or Fender .125 top string, and then either rotosound or DR's for the rest of my strings. Usually I like .125 - .95 - .70 - .50 gauge strings. Beefy and good for down tuning.
     
  5. Actually there's a little trick. For every half-step you lower, add .05 to the string. For every half-step you raise, subtract .05.

    Example:
    If you use a .40 G string, F should be .50.
     
  6. will a .125 fit in the bridge and the nut on a fender bass for an e string?
     
  7. mlwarriner

    mlwarriner Supporting Member

    Nov 8, 2003
    KC, MO, USA
    i've gone a couple of ways on this.

    one way, i use a standard SIT powersteel set, 50 to 105 and just deal with the floppiness.

    the other way, i string B A D G and tune C G C F.


    it's a tossup for me which one is better. the lighter (E) string seems to fit better in the nut, but with some work, the B would also work i think.