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Heavier gauge strings

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Luis Fabara, Apr 24, 2006.

  1. Luis Fabara

    Luis Fabara

    Aug 13, 2000
    Ecuador (South America)
    Audio Pro - Ecuador
    One of my bands plays Thrash metal and we use a Droped D tunning.

    I play a Six String bass tuned
    A D G C F Bb

    I experimented with using the following gauge:

    130 125 105 85 65 45 , with believe it or not, extremely good results, with the obvious exception of the low A.

    Where can I get a 145 or 150 string for my Low A needs?

    I like strings for this band to be tight but I think a proper set for this tunning would go in this range:

    145 125 100 80 58 38

    All help is apreciated.
  2. Dincrest


    Sep 27, 2004
    New Jersey
    Although not your specific gauges, Ken Smith Master Series Metal Masters has a 30 50 70 85 110 145T 6-string set. And I'm pretty sure you can get Smith singles at sites like JustStrings.com.
  3. TheEmptyCell

    TheEmptyCell Bearded Dingwall Enthusiast Banned

    I think D'addario and La Bella also produce B's that big. Conklin offers some custom strings for their ERB's.
  4. JonathanD


    Dec 13, 2006
    Atlanta, GA
    DR custom makes strings.
  5. JonathanD


    Dec 13, 2006
    Atlanta, GA
    Opps, brought that one from the grave.

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