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Looking to increase the string gauge/tension on my Rogue VB100

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by gregstj114, Aug 11, 2012.

  1. Hello TB,

    I'm looking up increase the string tension on my Rogue VB100. It's a little annoying that the when it's tuned to standard, the strings are still kind of floppy. Currently I'm using old Rotosound 66s (45-105 long scale), but I'm looking to upgrade to D'Addario XL ProSteels 50-105. Will the D'Addarios give me a tighter string tension? I know a little about string tension, so any additional info or advice is appreciated:D
  2. PBnJBassist


    Mar 8, 2011
    Dallas, TX
    Well, do you like the sound of the Roto 66s? If so, then just up it to the 50-110 gauge. Not sure how tension & flexibility compare with ProSteels and 66s since it's been awhile since I've played either sets, let alone played with rounds.
  3. Oh yeah I really dig the sound I get out of them. I didn't even think about getting a different gauge lol. The ProSteels intrigued me though, it depends on what my local GC has in stock.
  4. Thurb


    Jun 19, 2012
    I wouldn't get ProSteels, you won't have any frets left after playing for a couple hours.
  5. That would suck! I can really attack the strings when I play lol.
  6. FretlessMainly


    Nov 17, 2010
    Not only are you severely limiting yourself in terms of string choices, you are paying too much if you buy your strings at a store like GC.

    There are excellent on-line resources for bass strings:

    BassStringsOnline is one (and Jason is a member here; apparently you get a talkbass member discount) and, in the interest of equal time, I've used JustStrings for years (sorry Jason; I'll give you some business soon!) with no problems.

    Unlike GC, which may have about 10 sets from which to choose, these on-line sources have more like 100+ sets from which to choose.

    Circle K is also on-line.
  7. I've used JustStrings in the past for many purchases. Jason I think messaged me once when I was asking about the D'Addario Tapewounds and I did make an account on BassStringsOnline. You're right, I definitely would have a much better variety if I went online instead of going to GC.

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