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String Gauge Size?

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by DaveBoo, Sep 24, 2010.


  1. DaveBoo

    DaveBoo

    Aug 9, 2010
    Can anybody help me with string gauge size in mm?

    my gauges are 40, 60, 80 ans 100. I know after reading the setup guide that the 2nd string is 1.5mm and the first string is setup from the full scale size so if anybody can tell me what 80 and 100 are then it would be very appreciated,

    Thanks

    Dave
     
  2. THORRR

    THORRR Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2010
    Parker, Colorado
    Use this "inches to millimeter converter" to find your answer.

    Bass Strings are listed in percentages of an inch.
    for example 40 gauge is actually .040" or 4 hundreths of an inch. 100 guage is actually .100" or 10 hundreths or 1 tenth of an inch. Get the idea?

    So go to this website and plug in your string size using a decimal point as above and it'll convert it to mm or millimeters for you.

    http://www.metric-conversions.org/length/inches-to-millimeters.htm

    or you can also use this chart if it suits you better"
    http://mdmetric.com/tech/cvtcht.htm

    Have fun! :hyper:;)
     
  3. DaveBoo

    DaveBoo

    Aug 9, 2010
    You are a star man!!!

    Thanks alot!

    Dave
     
  4. FunkMetalBass

    FunkMetalBass

    Aug 5, 2005
    Phoenix, Arizona 85029
    Endorsing Artist: J.C. Basses
    http://www.convert-me.com is a favorite conversion site of mine as well. It gives you every obscure conversion that you'll never need to know...and more.
     

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