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Low gauge black nylons?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by OnlyMe, Mar 26, 2006.

  1. OnlyMe


    Feb 16, 2006
    Kontich / Belgium
    I got a semi-accoustic 5-string (Washburn AB45) and I wanted to give the black nylon strings a try, to get that real warm, soft tone. So I got me a set of Rotosounds Tru Bass 885LD's. But when I put on the first string I noticed that they were gonna be waaay to thick for the Washburn.

    The standard gauges for the 885LD's are 65-75-100-115-135

    To be able to fit on my bass I think I need 45-65-85-105-130 and those are the absolute maximum. Ideally it would be a bit less than that.

    Anyone knows a brand of strings that has low gauge black nylons? :help:
  2. notduane


    Nov 24, 2000
    Status Graphite?

    Their 5-string nylon tapewound set is 45-65-85-105-130
  3. OnlyMe


    Feb 16, 2006
    Kontich / Belgium
    Thanx for the advice, notduane. I'll keep Status Graphite in mind. But I found out that GHS also carries a low gauge black nylon tapewound set. They are 50-70-90-105-125

    I'm gonna give them a try first, I think. I know the lower strings are .05 over what I stated, but that should be OK. I kinda preffer a 125 B-string. 130 theoretically goes, but it wasn't too comfortable putting the B-string on the bridge :p

    Now I'm off to find a store/online shop that carries the GHS's in Europe...

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