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Low Tension Strings

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by harley_ou812, Jun 14, 2005.

  1. I have a ric 4001 and want to get some low tension strings. I have been using DR highbeams and low riders and really like them on my other basses. I want to make sure to go with a low tension to keep pressure off the neck.
  2. christle


    Jan 26, 2002
    Winnipeg, MB
    Thomstik Infeld (TI's) are a good low tension string.
  3. LoveThatBass


    Jun 28, 2004
    Christle has it!
  4. lowendblues

    lowendblues Supporting Member

    Oct 8, 2004
    TI's are great for Ricks.
  5. PhilMan99


    Jul 18, 2003
    US, Maryland
    TI Jazz Flats have low tension. Don't know about others.

    The web-site juststrings.com lists tension for many of the strings they sell (but not all).
  6. Beefbass

    Beefbass Guest

    Feb 4, 2001

    I believe the TI jazz rounds have even less tension than the jazz flats.
  7. slugworth

    slugworth Banned

    Jun 12, 2003
    So. Calif.
    Lighter guage=lower tension.

  8. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA

    what would have lower tension

    super light gauge Elixir nanoweb roundwounds (.035 - .095)

    or medium gauge TI flats?

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