string recommendation low b

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by yeggi, Feb 18, 2010.

  1. yeggi

    yeggi

    Feb 18, 2010
    Charlotte, NC
    hi, i have an esp surveyor with ernie ball slinkys on it and the b string i just too floppy for me. ive looked for other recomendations but none hit what im asking. if anyone could recommend higher gauge string for tighter b plz help:bassist:
     
  2. Flats. Chromes, specifically. They're affordable, have a strong, punchy mid presence, and still have nice low end thump. They're also thicker and have a higher tension.
     
  3. yeggi

    yeggi

    Feb 18, 2010
    Charlotte, NC
    k thanks, be more specific too like maybe .105's? low b
     
  4. knuckle_head

    knuckle_head Commercial User

    Jul 30, 2002
    Seattle
    Owner; Knuckle Guitar Works & Circle K Strings
    If you like a .105 for E consider a .135 or so for your B
     
  5. yeggi

    yeggi

    Feb 18, 2010
    Charlotte, NC
    im brand new man, i dont even know what to like yet.
     
  6. knuckle_head

    knuckle_head Commercial User

    Jul 30, 2002
    Seattle
    Owner; Knuckle Guitar Works & Circle K Strings
    Normal for E is anything from .095 to .105. Biggest complaint on B strings is they tend to be too floppy as compared to the normal E string.

    There will be no getting around figuring out what YOU like, but as a starting point try and find a 5 string set with a .100 E and a .135 B. Those two gauges will be fairly close in tension and will require a less refined playing technique.

    If after playing them they seem too tight/rigid for you consider a set with a .095 E and .130 B.

    .....my $.02
     
  7. +1 - When I moved to a .135 B on my ATK 5 string, it was PERFECT tension wise, and sound wise. using .105 - .45 on E-G. D'Addario XLs.

    Jamie