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Mixing and Matching: What’s your DIY string set?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Bruiser Stone, Nov 1, 2020.

  1. Bruiser Stone

    Bruiser Stone Supporting Member

    Dec 7, 2017
    The G string on my Fender 9050M set broke a few weeks ago on my Jazz, but I borrowed the G off my almost new Roto 77 set (.45) and on my P bass, it seems to tie everything together nicely, plus it offers a bit of relief from the Fender’s .55 G tension. The Roto’s G, being slightly smaller but in my opinion, having a tighter feel, complements the other 3 Fenders nicely for a bright but still distinctly flatwound vibe on the Precision.

    What hybrid string amalgamation do you find to be a winning set?
    Last edited: Nov 1, 2020
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  2. My mix-and-matching experiments have been with the low B string on my Yamaha, which is currently wearing GHS Pressuewound L7200 (40-54-76-96) and GHS Progressive 130B. The PWs are 10 mths old, while the PRG 130B is 18 mths old and they're still sounding good as a hybrid 5-string set.
  3. Bruiser Stone

    Bruiser Stone Supporting Member

    Dec 7, 2017
    Btw: your ongoing Pressurewound gospel reached my Jazz bass, and after knocking off the initial “zing,” I think I’m sold on them for this particular setup. Beautiful with the neck around 80%, and the bridge around 40-50%. The V-Mod PU’s seem to like the the higher output of the PW’s.
  4. Yahboy


    May 21, 2008
    Been use a suxk GHS flat 3025 on my ray4 to tame the brightness, sadly the .096 E just sound like SHxT even more than a month.

    I took out the old EB cobalt flat .100 E on my fretless p and replace the GHS E, damn, match the GHS flat A,D,G string tone beautifully.
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  5. coyoteboy

    coyoteboy Bongo destroys villages and does my laundry

    Mar 29, 2000
    Sactomato, CA
    Pressurewound/Progressive masher here. On my MM Big Al5. Prog B E, pressurewound the rest. The E in this bass really needs the taper.
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