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Newbie question on string size

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Guz2, Apr 21, 2010.

  1. Guz2


    Apr 18, 2009
    This has probably been asked a billion times before but string size is a mystery to me. They guages just seem to be a set of random numbers...Any help? What would be the best guages to play downtuned in? (say, D Standard and C Standard )

    Thanks in advance
  2. knuckle_head

    knuckle_head Commercial User

    Jul 30, 2002
    Owner; Knuckle Guitar Works & Circle K Strings
    Normal E comes in at .100 to .105

    I usually suggest .112 to .118 for D and .118 to .124 for C
  3. RickenBoogie


    Jul 22, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    My current D standard bass was tuned up from BEAD. Still wearing a .125 D string. Previous D standard tuned bass strings I've used were a normal heavy 4 string set, with a .110 E, or D string. Bigger is usually better, within reason.

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