Low B .128 Going to .130 guage???

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by jokerjkny, Jun 27, 2003.

  1. jokerjkny


    Jan 19, 2002
    NY / NJ / PHL
    hey all,

    will i get much of a diff going from a .128 Low B to a .130??? its for both my 34" scale and 35" scale basses.

    just curious.
  2. Flatwound

    Flatwound Supporting Member

    Sep 9, 2000
    San Diego
    I truly doubt that the 2 thousandths, by themselves, will make any appreciable difference. However, if you're switching to a different brand of strings, all bets are off.
  3. Steve Lawson

    Steve Lawson Solo Bass Exploration! Supporting Member

    Apr 21, 2000
    Birmingham, UK
    probably not a huge amount, though if the tension changes, it may shift where resonant hotspots are... probably not that small of a difference though...

    And don't fall for the notion that fatter Bs are neccesarily better. I switched from a 130 to a 125 and it made a huge improvement to the tone on the string... Both were Bass Centre Elites Flatwounds...