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help finding the right stings?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by scottos150, Jan 11, 2003.

  1. I have a fretless fender jazz with the stock flats on it(guages.105 .090 .070 .055) and was wanting to switch to roundwounds or maybe some halfrounds, but I am having touble finding the same guage strings. Could someone please help me out? thanks
  2. Mike


    Sep 7, 2000
    That's a fairly heavy gauge. I think Ernie Ball might make something similiar to those. Other than that, you may have to build a set using singles.
  3. Flatwound

    Flatwound Supporting Member

    Sep 9, 2000
    San Diego
    If you switch to rounds, you'll probably have to adjust the truss rod, or have it adjusted. I once switched from the Fender flats you mention, .055-.105, to GHS boomers in .050-.110, and had to loosen my truss rod. Ernie Ball makes "Power Slinky" nickel roundwounds that are .055-.110. They might be pretty close.
  4. D'addario also make an XL set that is 55-110. A nice string with a strong bottom end... i had them on my Ibanez before I restrung it BEAD with rotosound Swing Bass Stainless.