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How do you like your B string?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Chunk-O-Funk, Aug 27, 2005.


What gauge B string do you prefer

Poll closed Sep 1, 2005.
  1. 120

    1 vote(s)
    6.7%
  2. 125

    3 vote(s)
    20.0%
  3. 128

    2 vote(s)
    13.3%
  4. 130

    9 vote(s)
    60.0%
  1. Gauge that is...



    I have been hunting for some better strings for my Lakland 55-94, and just wondering what you guys prefer in the gauge of your B. A light gauge or heavy gauge? Why?

    I have been using the Lakland brand and just wondering if a lighter gauge B will feel and sound more balanced with a medium gauge set. I even thought of trying a medium gauge 4 string set and buying a single 120 B

    I just ordered a Fodera set with a unique gauge.
    .44 .62 .85 .106 .125

    Do you Fodera guy's like this set or put them on anything else?
     
  2. metalguy2

    metalguy2

    Dec 26, 2004
    Boston
    .130 or .135 is really the best way to go if you do not have a longer scale bass. At least I think this way. It is how you are going to get a cleaner sound plucking those LOOOOWWW notes.
     
  3. BurningSkies

    BurningSkies CRAZY BALDHEAD

    Feb 20, 2005
    Seweracuse, NY
    130, and about 37 inches long.
     
  4. For my F Bass, 128 is just the thing.....
     
  5. The .136 TI Jazz Flat B string is working wonders for me.
     
  6. DubDubs

    DubDubs

    Aug 23, 2004
    Los Angeles
    125 or 130 for me.
     
  7. chilliwilli

    chilliwilli

    Aug 17, 2005
    your lakland probably has a 35 sclae, so you could get away with 120 or 125

    for 34 scalers like me its most likely better to use a 130 or even 135
     
  8. tpolgrafix

    tpolgrafix

    Feb 15, 2006
    North Dakota
    I like a GHS 135 on my G&L 5500
     
  9. ELITRON

    ELITRON

    Feb 8, 2006
    Greece/Athens
    IN MY OPINION THE GAUGE OF THE STRINGS IS A MATTER OF
    a)WHAT KIND OF BASS YOU USE(IF YOUR AXE HAS "BALLSY" LOWS )I.M.H.O. YOU SHOULD USE LIGHTER GAUGE B-STRING TO AVOID GETTING A MUDDY SOUND
    b)WHAT KIND OF AMP - SPEAKERS YOU USE AND CAN YOUR SET UP GO REALY LOOOOW....AND IF SO HOW EFFICIENTLY...
    c)THE PARTICULAR STRINGS USED EACH TIME DO THEY BRING OUT THE MOST OF YOUR BASS'S SOUND( BRANDS SOUND DIFFERENTLY AND THAT IS THE POINT HAVE YOU FOUND "THE" BRAND THAT SUITS YOU AND YOUR AXE?
    PERSONALLY SPEAKING...I USE 120 GAUGE B-STRING FOR MY GIBSONS (THUNDERBIRD IV , RD STD)BOTH TUNED BEAD IF THAT IS OF ANY HELP...
     
  10. I'm rockin' a .135 on a bass with massive lows, and it sounds like God belching. :D
     
  11. DR Fat Beams, .045 - .125, sound and feel great on my Lakie.
     
  12. TheEmptyCell

    TheEmptyCell Bearded Dingwall Enthusiast Supporting Member

    Jul 16, 2005
    Hancock, MI
    When I string B-C, I use a .135 on my low end on a 34" scale.