Light gauge basstrings.

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Roshen, Feb 7, 2014.

  1. Roshen


    Jul 25, 2011
    Dear Forum memeber,

    Since a year I have been using Dean markley strings on my 6 string bass. Dean markley SR2000 Light Gauge
    C G D A E B
    .030 .044 .060 .078 .098 .125

    I really these strings but I’m also looking for other alternatives with the same gauges just to compare and experiment.

    Does anyone has some tips or advices ?

    Thx in advance.

    Kind regards,

  2. What kind of experiments are we talking here?
    I personally do not like that much tension on my higher strings.
  3. gary m

    gary m

    Jan 17, 2011
    Mid -Atlantic
    I use flats with similar gauges, made by GHS. Are you wanting rounds specifically?
  4. JimmyM


    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    Pretty much every string company makes a 6 string set that compares to those gauges. Won't always be exact (actually I don't think any of them will ever be exact to those gauges), but they're comparable.
  5. Roshen


    Jul 25, 2011
    Excuse me for my late response.

    For experimenting: I like to play slap on a six string bass and I wonder how much tension the C string can have. But mostly I’m playing with my fingers and try to us the C string more often.
    I want the roundwound strings because of the clarity. Not that I dislike flatwounds but after 30 years of playing I have become attached to the sound of roundwounds.

    At the moment I’m checking out Labella bass strings for the 6 string bass. I mean just finding out where I can purchase them. I have been tipped to the Labella Gold Nylons Light Gauge. Does somebody has experience with these ?

    @ Gary: I will check the GHS strings. Thx for the tip.

    Kind regards,

    Last edited: Apr 21, 2014
  6. Jon Moody

    Jon Moody Commercial User

    Sep 9, 2007
    Kalamazoo, MI
    Manager of Digital Brand Development and Product Development at GHS Strings
    Let me know if you have any questions. You're using roughly the same gauges that I prefer on my six string basses.
  7. Roshen


    Jul 25, 2011
    Dear members,

    At the moment I’ve ordered Dean Markley SR 2000 light gauge for my six string bass. The same I’ve mentioned in my first post. I’ve used these now for a year and I really like them. Never thought that a lighter gauge is preferable on a 6 strings bass. I think it’s wiser to use a lighter gauge just to make the 6 string bass more playable with less efforts. Also a small/slim neck makes it easier to play but that’s for the most bass builders a challenge.

    I also have mailed with Labella about the La Bella strings Gold Nylons light gauge also for the six string bass. They say that these are not available for the public yet but that will be soon available. I hope to inform you more about this. And I will check out the GHS strings also and I hope to inform you soon in this.