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My strings are too loose

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by shogun12, Jun 5, 2014.


  1. I tried to change my strings twice. Every time my bass is tuned right but stings are too loose. One time guy at the guitar shop changed my strings. My bass it tuned very well and string werent too loose. What am I doing wrong please help me
     
  2. CoR Bass

    CoR Bass

    Apr 2, 2014
    Austin, TX
    Endorsing Artist: Conklin Basses, Ashdown Amplifiers, Morley Pedals
    What gauge strings are you using? Have you tried a heavier gauge? Are you using long scale strings on a short/medium scale bass?
     
  3. Stick_Player

    Stick_Player Banned

    Nov 13, 2009
    Somewhere on the Alaska Panhandle (Juneau)
    Endorser: Plants vs. Zombies Pea Shooters
    How do you know that you are tuned, at least to Standard (i.e., E, A, D, G - low-to-high)?

    There was someone on here that tuned the highest pitch string (the G-String) to E, the 2nd string (the D-String) to A, and so forth.

    :eek:
     
  4. I tuned correctly. Locations of strings one of the first thing i've learned
     
  5. I use long scale strings on long scale bass. And its 40 60 75 95.
     
  6. You've either purchase a very light gauge string set or you have NOT tuned correctly. There's nothing else to it.
     
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  7. TonyP-

    TonyP- Excuse me but you have your I-IV-V in my II-V-I Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 21, 2003
    Boston Mass
    A-Designs Mike Lull GK Tsunami Cables GHS Strings RMI Basswitch Nordstrand Pickups Darkglass
    Try some DR Lo-Riders


    LO-RIDER™

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  8. TonyP-

    TonyP- Excuse me but you have your I-IV-V in my II-V-I Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 21, 2003
    Boston Mass
    A-Designs Mike Lull GK Tsunami Cables GHS Strings RMI Basswitch Nordstrand Pickups Darkglass
    +1
     
  9. Technotitclan

    Technotitclan Lurking TB from work

    Mar 1, 2012
    Rochester, NY
    You need heavier strings. 40-95 is a super light gauge of string. Also to be clear, the thickest string is tuned to E.
     
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  10. I don't think the problem is at tuning but I am going to ask it to a tech
     
  11. I don't think I can find it in istanbul
     
  12. Can you link to a recording of what your open strings sound like?
     
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  13. Gorn

    Gorn

    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    There's yer problem right there. When the guy at the guitar shop changed your strings, he probably used heavier gauge strings. Try 45-105. Those are probably the gauges your bass was strung with at the shop.
     
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  14. what gauge do i need
     
  15. Thanks, I'll try it
     
  16. Pier_

    Pier_

    Dec 22, 2013
    Roma, Italia
    Yes, 40-95 is a light set. Go with 45-105, wich is a standard gauge.
    if they are too loose, try 50-110.
     

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