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On the fence....GHS Pressurewounds

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by bumperbass, Feb 1, 2013.

  1. bumperbass


    Jun 19, 2012
    I really like the youtube videos I've heard with these strings. The threads on here are positive for the GHS Pressurewounds. I want to try them.
    I've been using D'Addario XL165's (45, 65, 85, 105) FOREVER. I'm looking for a little more thump and a little less twang. I play with pretty high action so that I can dig in and not get too much clank from the fretboard (I'll admit, I do get into it sometimes and my attack is pretty hard). I play 90% fingerstyle, classic rock, modern rock, and a few rock-ish country tunes.
    I play a MIM P-Bass (with Original '62 pickups).
    My question is, how is the tension of these strings compared to my XL165's? I wish GHS published a tension guide. :mad:
    Should I go with the ML7200 (44, 58, 80, 102) or the L7200 (40, 54, 76, 96)?
    For you guys that use them, what's the tension like?
    Jason says I shouldn't go any lighter than the M7200. I agree, but I am very concerned about the tension. I am not sure how long it might take me to adjust from say a 'rubber band' to a 'telephone pole'.
    Thanks a bunch. I want to get these on order.
  2. I can't comment on the tension (compared to D'Addario), but as it stands, these are my favorite strings for my P-bass. I would go with the M7200 if I were you. You probably won't notice any difference.

    M7200 is .044, .062, .084, .106. Pretty damn close!
  3. audioglenn


    Jul 14, 2012
    I would get the gauges that are the closest to what you have. I really like the sound of Pressurewounds the minute I put a set on my bass.
  4. robertusf


    Jul 19, 2007
    Jump over the fence.....I used to always use 105 boomers or fender 8250s on my jazz bass

    Tension for me is perfect on ml7200s. I can still dig in but can also bend it if I want to. Plus they sound good for a decent range of music like you play
  5. bumperbass


    Jun 19, 2012
    Thanks, guys. Have money, will order!
  6. mmbongo

    mmbongo Chicken Pot Pie. My three favorite things!! Supporting Member

    Pressurewounds are generally a little stiffer feeling, since they start out as a bigger string then are compressed down. So they may start as a .107 so they can end up with a .105.
  7. Yes, I think that is right, they will have a little higher tension than a standard string of the same gauge.

    I like Pressurewounds by the way ... they sound a lot like Boomers, with just a little less 'zing'.
  8. I would describe the tension more as "medium"

    I love these strings