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Question concerning string gauges (I'm new)

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by thor16, Dec 9, 2004.

  1. thor16


    Jun 16, 2004
    Well, I want to change out my strings on my bass. Currently I have the strings which came from the factory, and they are .045, .065, .80, .100. How strictly to I have to stay with these gauges?
  2. r379


    Jul 28, 2004
    Dallas, Texas
    You don't have to stay with those gauges. The only trouble you might have is fitting larger gauges. If they won't fit into the nut slots get someone (a guitar tech, for instance) who knows what they are doing to widen the nut slots for you. If you try to force the strings into the nut you run the risk of breaking it.