1. Please take 30 seconds to register your free account to post, make friends, earn reward points at our store, remove most ads and more!  
     
    TalkBass.com has been uniting the low end since 1998.  Join us! :)

Pros, cons of smaller diameter strings?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by jaymeister99, Aug 10, 2005.


  1. jaymeister99

    jaymeister99

    Aug 2, 2005
    Ive seen strings as thin as .30-.90 on a 4 string. Can somebody tell me the pros and cons of using the thinnner strings? I would imagine they would be easier to play, but sound a bit tinish. Thanks.
     
  2. spc

    spc

    Apr 10, 2004
    South of Boston
    Just a thought, this may belong over in strings. :)
     
  3. gfried84

    gfried84 Commercial User

    May 7, 2005
    Owner Fried Guitars Inc.
    Thinner strings will have less tension and therefore require higher action to play without buzz. They would be easier to bend but you would lose a a lot of tone.
     
  4. Vox Populi

    Vox Populi Reggae Loving Honkey

    Jan 27, 2004
    Poulsbo, WA
    I like my strings thick. Way better sound off of a heavy gauge string.