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Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by InsaneBassninja, Jan 20, 2014.
What string should I use for the High C
.011 or .010
At that gauge I don't think brand really matters much.
I know you're not going to try them but http://circlekstrings.com/store/single_strings.html
There no other computly that has those gauges so looks like am going to have to.
http://octave4plus.com/ and http://www.conklinguitars.com/bass_strings.html (SIT)
Circle K as sets for 6-string basses ranging anywhere from .051-.008 on up to .254-.059.
damn kids and their computlies
ok Fine, The one am going to try then is Circle K because It getting Throned at me. And Not have to mess with paypal.
You can use plain steel guitar strings, i find D'Addario and Rotosound just long enough to reach the 2 tuner posts closest to the nut. Just detach a ball end from an old bass string and thread it onto the guitar string to make the ball end fit the bass bridge.
This way you can experiment cheaply, try .009, .010, .011, whatever feels right to you.
Thanks for the tip man.
Also wanted to add I found a .140 flatwound string on the Octave4plus but I have to deal with paypal.
Yeah I've done that too, it depends on the bass, my 4-string no problem but on my 6-string that only works on the smallest one and only if you tie the string on right I looked for a picture but didn't find what I was looking for. Basically you wrap the string around one half of the tuner tie it then tune.
Circle K also makes guitar string singles total length 42" (these work on my 6-string).
I used some of those as piccolo strings last year. Found that the .009 could tune up to E4(same as guitar)(I do not recommend)
If you do go with Circle K try one of those .142 (for other bass)that string kicks ass.
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