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I deside to make a few String set ups again for my 5 and 6 strings

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by InsaneBassninja, Dec 2, 2013.

  1. Since am buying a 7 string guitar now. Am going to use my 5 string for my Music am going to be making. Would these Gauges be ok for Medium and Heavy gauges
    5 string Heavy:
    Low B: .145, .110, .85, .70, .50
    High C: .110, .85, .70, .50, .35

    My 6 string Medium/Heavy gauge
    .135, .105, .85, .65 (or .60), .45, .32
    .145, .110, .85, .70, .50, .35
  2. Thomas Kievit

    Thomas Kievit Guest

    May 19, 2012
    What is a ''gange'' ?
  3. think. Gange so that's his secret think. interesting.
    damn kids and their spell check
  4. Thanks for wasting your times and not helping please don't come to up again.
  5. Bathing_ghat_on_the_Ganges_during_Kumbh_Mela_2010_Haridwar-564x272.


    .145 is pretty thick. I'm not sure every bridge and nut can handle it. If you're serious about buying, perhaps you can contact CircleK or some other maker of strings with unusual ganges.
  6. I could go with a .135
  7. mmbongo

    mmbongo Chicken Pot Pie. My three favorite things!! Supporting Member

    You getting custom sets from www.bassstringsonline.com ?

    If so, what I did was just buy a few of each gauge (gange) to see what I liked best. He has tons of singles available so it's relatively cheap to experiment like that.
  8. chucko58


    Jan 17, 2002
    Silicon Valley, CA, USA
    I paid for all my gear myself. Well, me and MasterCard.
    .145" for a low B isn't too far out of line for a high tension set IMO, but the .070" D is going to be quite taut. You'd be better off with a .065. This is the usual D in a "medium" gauge set, but it's always the tightest of the set.

    For reference my preferred gauge for standard tuning on a 34" 5 or 6 is Circle K's .142", .106", .079", .059", .043", .031". This balances out at around 43-44 lbs. of tension per string, except the C string at 40 lbs.
  9. I have to wonder if string company's make the D-string tighter to add distinction from the guitar's E-string.
    Anyway a little more balance can really open up your bass range without sounding way different from your highs to your lows. If you do not have a tension chart to go by just think each string is about 3/4 of the diameter of the string next to it.
    So a balanced set may look like:
    .133 .100 .75 .56 .42 .32
    .142 .107 .80 .60 .45 .34
    .150 .113 .84 .63 .47 .36
    I would not stray too far from balanced :rolleyes: unless you want your bass to sound all weird like Les Claypool.
    Damn kids and their "seven string basses or more strings". All you need is 6 at most... Damn kids.
  10. Thomas Kievit

    Thomas Kievit Guest

    May 19, 2012
    I will pretend like I did not see that :rollno: :scowl: :eyebrow:

  11. ^
    E A D G
    .080 .080 .040 .040
    :meh: I'm sorry that's weird :meh:
  12. Thomas Kievit

    Thomas Kievit Guest

    May 19, 2012
    For you it's weird, for Les it's more ;)

  13. Victor Wooten
    E A D G
    .095 .075 .055 .040
    That makes more sense to me.
  14. Thomas Kievit

    Thomas Kievit Guest

    May 19, 2012
    True, but each bass player is unique, famous or not. And whether ''it makes sence'' or not, if Les likes it that way, who are we to judge?