Recommended gauge for a 34" 5'er

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by count_funkula, Aug 14, 2002.

  1. I'm wanting to tighten up the B string on my Carvin a bit and was wondering what a heavier set of strings would do for me. What gauge of strings do you guys recommend for this?
  2. .130 is quite tight, even when detuning down a step or 1 ½.
  3. jasonbraatz


    Oct 18, 2000
    Oakland, CA
    i use a .125 on my warwick. DR Loriders are normally a little stiffer than your average string tho, so it feels real balanced.
  4. I recently had work done on my Yamaha 5 string, and the shop put on a set of Zon strings with a .130 B - these strings are nice. Very different from the Dean Markley Blues that I love, but, the B string sounds excellent, lots of growl. They're nickle.

    Mike J.