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Highest String Tension

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by DeepDeath, Sep 1, 2001.


  1. What are the best tight strings for guages 50-110 on a 4-string? I want a thumpy thick bass sound.
     
  2. Aaron

    Aaron

    Jun 2, 2001
    Bellingham, WA
    You probably want flats with a p-bass, works for me. That reminds me, time to update my profile, maybe i'll get to it in a week or so.
     
  3. How about some Ernie Ball Power Slinky. havent tried them but some people swear by em. The other Ernie's I tried, however were great strings.

    But...

    I have DR Stainless Steel Lo Riders on, and I LOVE them! Much better than Ernie's, and that's hard to say.. But if you're wanting a thumpy thick sound, get the nickle. Or some flats.
     
  4. rickbass

    rickbass Supporting Member

    If you're willing to do a little homework, like looking at string makers' websites, you'll find some use thicker cores than others.

    The core is what will give you "tight" feeling strings.

    Otherwise, do a search for "tight" in the Strings forum.
     
  5. notduane

    notduane

    Nov 24, 2000
    Location
    LaBella flatwound "Jamerson Set" (52-73-95-110)

    ...I warned ya'! Di'n I warn ye?!? :eek:
     
  6. DarkMazda

    DarkMazda

    Jun 3, 2000
    NJ
    get some 0.180 E strings! Would be nice! ^_^ I dunno if your neckw ill like them though heh