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Slack Strings!?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by LiL BaSS DuDe, Jun 9, 2001.

  1. LiL BaSS DuDe

    LiL BaSS DuDe Guest

    May 15, 2001
    OK, this might seem kinda weird, but I was wondering; can you get slack strings?
    By this I mean; when my strings are *in tune* they are pretty tight - I think my truss needs adjusted too though - so I want to get strings that stay in tune, not to expensive, and are slack and easy to play.. Any thoughts on this? Ideas, comments etc, please comment :)

  2. Bob Gollihur

    Bob Gollihur GollihurMusic.com

    Mar 22, 2000
    Cape of New Jersey
    Big Cheese Emeritus: Gollihur Music (retired)
    In general lighter gauge strings will be more slack. However, you may also find it necessary to adjust the truss rod, or at least raise the bridge action and re-intonate the bass so you avoid fret buzz.

    String construction also varies, and the same gauge in two different types may be looser than the other.
  3. notduane


    Nov 24, 2000
    Ya' might try DR Hi-Beams (stainless rounds),
    Longnecks (stainless rounds/tapercores), or Sunbeams -
    (nickel rounds). They all have a round core (vs hexagonal).
    These "feel" a little looser. There's also Thomastik-
    Infeld Jazz series flats and rounds. They have round
    cores as well, but are a bit more $$$.

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