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String guage question

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Metalmaster6254, Jun 18, 2014.

  1. Metalmaster6254


    Apr 9, 2014
    So i want to buy the steve harris sig set and his gauges are all the same as mine except his A string which has a guage of 95, so will this fit in my bass guage of 90 or will i have to alter my bass ? Thanks
  2. Gorn


    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    It's hard to say without trying. You may need to widen the nut slot.
  3. Ibycan


    May 24, 2014
    What kind of bass do you have?
  4. AciDBatH666


    Feb 13, 2008
    Lafayette, LA
    I seriously doubt it'll be an issue.
    I've gone up in gauges on 3 of my basses and had no issues with the nuts.
    On two of my 5 strings I replaced the stock .130 B string with a .150, and had no issues. Any bigger and it might need to be addressed.
    Replaced my 4 string charvel with a balanced tension set, going from a .105 to a .124, no issues there either. And that's a whole set, E A D G, for a tuning of C# F# and whenever else the other two are. Lol, I play metal so I rarely touch those strings.

    Cliff notes, you'll be fine
  5. Sam Dingle

    Sam Dingle Supporting Member

    Aug 16, 2011
    Think about it like this: the highest string on a guitar is "normally" .9/.10/.11 It shouldn't be that bad.
  6. JustForSport


    Nov 17, 2011
    Fixed the gauges for ya...
  7. JustForSport


    Nov 17, 2011
    Mostly, I've had no problem going up .010 in size, but if the string is 'sticky' while tuning, the slot needs to opened just a little.
    I also use pencil graphite in the slots to lube them and slow the wear.
  8. Sam Dingle

    Sam Dingle Supporting Member

    Aug 16, 2011
    ya sorry. Thanks haha
  9. Pier_


    Dec 22, 2013
    Roma, Italia
    a .090 is a bass string :p I guess it's just a typo, but the fact that you corrected the post writing the correction wrong is funny :D

    it should be .009

    you have to try. I strung my P with La Bella Jamerson, with a .095 A strong, and I had to file a bit the nut, because that string was too high on the first frets. but I had on a set of Roto Swing 66 with the .080 A string.
    probably, with just that .005 you won't need any correction :)
  10. JustForSport


    Nov 17, 2011
    whoops- only corrected part of the post...
    yeah, missed adding 'bass' before the "guitar",
    only changed the sizes.

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