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guage questions..

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by kiopd22, Jul 24, 2005.


  1. kiopd22

    kiopd22

    Jul 19, 2005
    MIA. FL
    Hi i dont know crap about strings. Can someone pls explain to me about guages and how they work and which ones to use and stuff?
    thnx..
     
  2. Jazzin'

    Jazzin' ...Bluesin' and Funkin'

    A 0.045 0.065 0.085 0.105 is a standard (medium) guage for 4 string sets, it is usually what comes on new basses. The number is a decimal of an inch (for example and only an example: 1.000 would mean the diameter (thickness) of the string is one inch). The higher the number, the thicker the string and the more tension and mass.
     
  3. oldgreyOlds

    oldgreyOlds

    May 12, 2005
    Delta, BC
    the differences between some strings is so minor though. like regular lights, which are .045, .065, .080, .100, and mediums which are .045, .065, .085, .110. is the .005 and .010 on the A and E strings really that noticeable?