Quick Question - String Gauge

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by improvpwnd, Jan 7, 2006.

  1. Anyone know of any brands that make the E .110? ive only been able to find .105, nothing heavier. :confused: idealy id want: .45, .65, .85, .110 (i tune down half step and drop d)
  2. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Ken SMith makes some, Burners, i think, with a .110 E
  3. Hoss


    Jan 9, 2006
    Vienna, Austria
    DR Lowriders - Can highly recommend them. Very balanced and heavy output. My Bass is tuned down a whole step. Fits perfect.
  4. skewh


    Sep 5, 2005
    Ithaca, NY
    If I'm not mistaken, Fender makes a package of Superbass strings with a taper-wound E-string at 110.
  5. onoffknapp


    Jan 4, 2006
    About these heavier gauges - is it ok to play standard B-tuning with a 130 gauge?
    How about C-tuning (on the b-string) - will that be too much?
    Or is it very much recomended to down-tune whenever you have a heavier gauge - e.g. 130 with A-tuning?

    Does the gauge do anything else than helping with "tension" - anything soundrelated?
  6. though i LOVE my MM stingray...i HATE EB's strings...dunno why, just never did it for me. I may try those DR low riders, but I also found Blue Steels on juststrings.com with an .110 E. thanks guys!