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low B .125 vs .135

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by gimmeagig, Mar 29, 2006.

  1. Hi,
    I have only used 135s so far my low B string.I'm about to order new a few new sets.What are the advantages of using a lighter gauge B?
  2. barthanatos

    barthanatos Insert witty comment here

    Feb 8, 2006
    South Carolina
    According to the dude who works at BassNW, a smaller gauge will give you more accurate intonation on a fretless.

    Um... your string tension will be lower (good/bad your preference)
  3. Garry Goodman

    Garry Goodman

    Feb 26, 2003
    Yes, B0
    I've used a 120 in the 70's and even a 145 recently.What do you like,and what feels and sounds best?
  4. I would say depends a lot on your scale. I would think shorter scale biger string to keep the low B string tight. I use 128 on a 35 inch scale.

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