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I want the heaviest gauged strings out there. Where can I get them?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Grendal's daddy, Apr 14, 2001.


  1. Grendal's daddy

    Grendal's daddy Guest

    Mar 25, 2001
    USA, Fort Worth
    I want the heaviest gauged strings out there. Where can I get them? I have a 4 string, but I bought a 5-string set, dropped the G and down tuned to A D G C. My A is 130 gauged. I want bigger strings, deeper tone, darker sound! HAHAHAHAHEHEHEHEHEHE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  2. bertbassplayer

    bertbassplayer Supporting Member

    Jul 7, 2000
    DFW, TX
    .135 is the heaviest guage I've seen.... here are some of them

    Someone told me Conklin makes a .150 but I've never seen it.

    D'Addario Electric Bass XL Environmental Soft Top/Regular Bottom 6 String, .032 - .135


    Everly Electric Bass Guitar Strings
    Bass Rockers 5 String, .045 - .135
    Bass Sessions 5 String, .045 - .135

    Fender Electric Bass Guitar Strings
    Bass Guitar Nickelplated Steel Taperwound Long Scale 34", .045 - .135, Through Bridge

    Fodera Electric Bass Guitar Strings
    Electric Bass 5 String Electric Bass Heavy 5 String, .050 - .135
    Electric Bass Heavy 5 String, .050 - .135, Taper B

    GHS Electric Bass Guitar Strings
    Electric Bass 5 String Progressives Medium 34" Scale, .045 - .135, Gary Willis Set
     
  3. your basses poor neck, i hope its a cheap bass that you don't care about.
     
  4. Grendal's daddy

    Grendal's daddy Guest

    Mar 25, 2001
    USA, Fort Worth
    It is a cheap bass that I don't care about, too much.
     
  5. Grendal's daddy

    Grendal's daddy Guest

    Mar 25, 2001
    USA, Fort Worth
    I have seen 5 strings sets (which is what I use) with a B at 147.
     
  6. bertbassplayer

    bertbassplayer Supporting Member

    Jul 7, 2000
    DFW, TX
    Conklin Snakeskins .150 $14 for the string
     
  7. Angus

    Angus Supporting Member

    Apr 16, 2000
    Palo Alto, CA
    Save your money you are trying to spend on strings and get an amp that can actually transmit the sound. And get a new nut.
     
  8. Grendal's daddy

    Grendal's daddy Guest

    Mar 25, 2001
    USA, Fort Worth
    nut?
    I will buy the low F# string. I have been "talking" on other threads about distortion. If I do a bi amp thing with the clean going to a sub and the distortion going to a different speaker type thingy, will that sound good, and how can I do this?
     
  9. Angus

    Angus Supporting Member

    Apr 16, 2000
    Palo Alto, CA
    The nut is the thing can hold your strings right before the fretboard near the headstock. You have to get it filed for the correct string size or they'll never work.

    Unless you've got a couple thousand laying around, this is never going to sound decent, especially on a cheap bass.
     
  10. nanook

    nanook

    Feb 9, 2000
    Alaska
    Rumor has it that Fodora has .168 strings to sell.
     

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