Need more clarity out of my E String....

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Modern Growl, Dec 12, 2005.

  1. I'm wondering if going lower or higher in gauge will give me a clearer sound. My current gauge is 105-45 and I'm wondering if going to 100-45 will give me a clearer E string. My hunch is that going to a lower gauge, rather then higher will do this. I have no problem with my A, D and G which of course are all smaller gauges and that's why I believe going lower will give a clearer sound.

    Right now for me, my E string has always had a much less clearer/focused sound then the other A,D,G.
    let me know your thoughts.

    I've read people say going higher in gauge will give a clearer sound but I'm a little hesitant.

    Let me know your thoughts/experiences. Maybe guages isn't what I should be looking into. Help!!!
  2. sethlow3

    sethlow3 Supporting Member

    Jun 19, 2003
    Nashville, Tennessee
    Action is much more important than string gauge. try a slightly higher action