i dont know much about strings. HELP!

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by MCR, Jan 11, 2004.

  1. ok so i dont know much about strings and i have a couple of questions..

    what does string gauge determine??? does it affect sound?

    whats the difference between pure nickel and stainless????

    what do u think of taperwound strings?

    what do u think of faltwound strings??

    please help me
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  3. thank u that hlep me a lot...i think ill like the warm sound of the pure nickel roundwounds...

    do u anything about gauges?
  4. tappel


    May 31, 2003
    Long Island, NY
    Gauge refers to the string diameter, typically in inches (or fractions of).

    A 45 G string is .045 of an inch etc.

  5. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    I used to think that but my strings defnitely dont have a diameter that big. Maybe its circumference?
  6. Turock

    Turock Supporting Member

    Apr 30, 2000
    It's diameter.
  7. I'm pretty sure it's diameter. 0.045 of an inch seems right for a g string