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Piccolo guage complications

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by scorpionldr, Apr 6, 2005.

  1. so, I had a guitar tech friend of mine come over and try and fix my neck. long story short, he basically said that if we tried to get the tuning of an octave above standard pitch, my squier p-bass's headstock was at extreme risk of breaking off. I was trying to put on labella m-20 piccolo guage strings (with lowest string at .080). i liked the tone coming out of the bass the first time i played it (unknowing that besides teh strings were really tight the neck could break). sounded like traditional p-bass tone through headphones. anyways, in order to correct the situation, how much lighter should i go? .060? someone help please
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  3. thanx. typically i like heavy guages (regular bass i play off of power slinkies), and with piccolo being a lot different, i get concerned about whether or not my sound is going to become thin