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Heavier gauge strings ok for shallow neck ptofile?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Bluesgrunt, Mar 3, 2014.

  1. Bluesgrunt

    Bluesgrunt Supporting Member

    Dec 18, 2011
    I acquired a 1964 P bass neck with a fairly shallow profile compared to most pre cbs necks I have felt.
    I have felt one shallower and know from a previous post that there are at least two members with lower profile pre cbs P
    necks than this.

    My question is, If I want to put a set of LaBella flats on this neck, should I have any real concern as to whether the neck will accept the added tension without permanent adverse effects?
    I like low action so probably something heavier than lights wound be appropriate
  2. tylerwylie


    Jan 5, 2008
    Roswell, GA
    Only one way to find out. Some necks can take the fat strings, some necks can't.