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Lo-Rider B String?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by FireAarro, Mar 25, 2005.


  1. FireAarro

    FireAarro

    Aug 8, 2004
    austr-
    Currently I have my Stingray 5 strung up with LoRiders, 45-65-85-105-125. I feel that the B string is a little floppy and the tone is somewhat undefined. Do you think this is:

    a. A problem with the string
    b. A problem with my setup
    c. Just me
    d. How it's supposed to be and I should move up to a 130 B

    If it's a defective string how would I get a replacement, being in Australia?
    And also, what string gauges do you guys use on your Ray5s?
     
  2. Josh Ryan

    Josh Ryan - that dog won't hunt, Monsignor. Supporting Member

    Mar 24, 2001
    I don't like them for that very reason, seems to be par for the course.
     
  3. FireAarro

    FireAarro

    Aug 8, 2004
    austr-
    Bump guys? I kinda need help here :bag:
     
  4. DavePlaysBass

    DavePlaysBass

    Mar 31, 2004
    CO
    Never played a Stingray 5 but my G&L 2500 is better with a 130 B string. Although I am surprised that a 125 Low Rider is overly floppy since the Low Riders are a little higher in tension.

    I have had good success with DA XL 170s that come with a 130 B.

    Dave
     
  5. FireAarro

    FireAarro

    Aug 8, 2004
    austr-
    Ok, I've determined it's a faulty string since it sounds "wobbly" at any fret.

    So how do I get it replaced (free) in Australia? Or will I have to buy a new one?
     
  6. dougray

    dougray Supporting Member

    Apr 16, 2002
    western maryland
    i would try the 130 B string,,or 135???
    good-luck...