Hi all I just wanted your input. I have been using 45-100 gauge strings forever and I was wondering if moving up to a heavier gauge 50-105 would get me a little more output from certain basses with a weak E or G string output. Nino Brown brought to my attention that his Ric had a lower output from his E, so I went home and started playing around with my Ric and I to have the same problem weak output on the E, I have the same problem on one other bass but it's the G string. Yes I adjusted the pups closer to the strings, I played with the all the adjustments for a couple of hours. I have been contemplating moving up to a heavier gauge string for the last year or so, can anybody also tell me the subtle differences between lighter and heavier strings. Can anybody tell me why my Ric eats up E strings alive!!!