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String Gauge Question

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by RunEvilSquirrel, Aug 18, 2004.

  1. RunEvilSquirrel


    Jul 2, 2004
    I want to get a light set for my bass. Heres the problem, the only light sets that i have been able to find that have a high g of .35 are 4 string sets. If i bought one of these sets, what gauge string would you suggest for the low b. In other words, whats the lightest gauge i can use for the B without it being floppy.

    Thanks a ton
  2. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Id recomend a B string thats 1.20 or 1.25 with that.
    What scale is the bass? 35''?
  3. RunEvilSquirrel


    Jul 2, 2004
    Its a 34" scale. Which contributes in a large part to the somewhat floppy b string. I figured a lighter string might help tighten it up a little. Which brings another question up, is there anything i can do to remedy Floppy B String Disease?