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Kaplans medium vs light

Discussion in 'Strings [DB]' started by Michal Herman, Aug 6, 2018.

  1. Michal Herman

    Michal Herman

    May 31, 2013
    Hi all,
    Has anyone tried D'Addario Kaplans medium and light? Any difference in sound volume and quality between gauges?
  2. I’ve tried Mediums and Solos. Completely different.
  3. JeffKissell

    JeffKissell Supporting Member

    Nov 21, 2004
    Soquel, CA
    The only real difference for me was tension. On my bass, all of the Kaplan sets sounded similar enough but my ears and bass liked the solos tuned down the best.
  4. mjt0229


    Aug 8, 2007
    Bellingham, WA
    I've used both mediums and lights on my bass. They were pretty similar for me. If I went back to Kaplans, I'd go with the lights, because they had enough volume and oomph but were a touch easier to bow. My bass seemed to like the lower tension.
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