Psst... Ready to join TalkBass and start posting, make new friends, sell your gear, and more?  Register your free account in 30 seconds.

modulus q5 b string - what guage

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by vooch311, Feb 22, 2006.


  1. vooch311

    vooch311

    Aug 28, 2001
    Wilmington, NC
    the Modulus manual lists the low b strings guage at 130. Can i get away with 125 or would that not fit snug enough in the nut.
    Also would it change the sound much. ive read that fatter strings do not necessarilt mean better sound
     
  2. Mystic Michael

    Mystic Michael Hip No Ties

    Apr 1, 2004
    New York, NY
    Sure, you can get away with it. The string doesn't have to fit that snugly in the nut.

    As for any difference in tone & feel, a .125 guage should sound just a bit less phat, with a feel that's a little more supple, less stiff. Don't be afraid to experiment and see for yourself. It's not going to hurt anything.

    MM
     
  3. ttt
     
  4. DaveB

    DaveB

    Mar 29, 2000
    Toronto Ontario
    I have had every string known to man on my Q5 (rounds,flats, steel, nickel) and both 130 and 125. The 125s fit just fine and the difference in the "phat phactor" is negligible.
     
  5. pickles

    pickles Supporting Member

    Mar 23, 2000
    Ventura, CA
    I always used a .125 high beam and it was as good as Bs get.
     
  6. Chasarms

    Chasarms Casual Observer

    May 24, 2001
    Bettendorf, IA USA
    I use an SR2000 .127 on my Q5. It hammers. If there is fatter, I can't imagine having the courage to deploy it.