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String Guage Question (Flatwounds)

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by GodPlayedBass, Jun 30, 2020.


  1. Has anyone gotten to drop C tuning with a 45-100 flatwound set ? Im new to the flatwound game. Ive never gotten to drop C with Roundwounds without sounding like mud.
     
  2. ixlramp

    ixlramp

    Jan 25, 2005
    UK
    A roundwound .110 should do C ok, you need to increase the gauge to maintain your desired tension.

    On average, for a particular gauge, flatwounds can be tuned a little lower as they have more stiffness.
    However, if you are trying to reach a particular target pitch, the correct approach is to experiment with different gauges, not keep the same gauge and try different string constructions or different brands.
     
  3. First, by "drop C tuning" do you mean CADG or CGCF?

    Secondly, for good definition and clarity, a minimum of .110 would be recommended for the low C both for rounds and flats.
     
  4. Im asking if anyone has gotten to drop C (or drop D) tuning with Flatwound strings specifically 45-100 guage
     
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