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New strings.....

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by MasterBasser7, May 20, 2002.

  1. Hey all,
    Im looking to buy some new strings today. I was thinking of getting some thinner ones. I played someone else's bass and theirs seemed thinner, which i found a lot easier to play and better sounding. So my question is this...if i get thinner strings, will i loose any quality in sound or will it make everything sound higher? I want to get thinner ones also because the E string on my bass rite now just doesnt have any sustain and it sounds like crap.(just rattling and clanky) Any help would be nice.

  2. eli

    eli Mad showoff 7-stringer and Wish lover Supporting Member

    Dec 12, 1999
    NW suburban Chicago
    Lighter-gauge strings IN GENERAL have thinner tone than heavier strings OF THE SAME TYPE. Remember of course there are LOTS of factors that make one set of strings sound different from another.

    If you want lighter, easier-to-play strings, but still want a dark sound, you may want to consider some lighter-gauge flatwounds.