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string guages and shorter scales

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by heath_the_great, Nov 4, 2004.

  1. alrighty....im confusing myself here.....since im using a kubicki, 32" gda and 36" e..do i want heavier guage or lighter guage strings....on my old atk (34") i used 50-105's and they suited me perfectly, if i put them on my kubicki, will the tension be looser than one my atk?..or tighter... so in conclusion, should i

    next im either trying:
    dr bootzillas : 50-110, or 45-105
    dean markley blue steels: 50-105, or 46-102
  2. tappel


    May 31, 2003
    Long Island, NY
    The longer the scale, the more tension that is required to bring the string up to pitch. Vice Versa for shorter scale. So, to simplify it, you can go with a lighter string for a longer scale and a heavier string for a shorter scale... I think :)