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String Tension

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Jumamoro, Mar 13, 2008.


  1. Jumamoro

    Jumamoro Supporting Member

    Apr 8, 2007
    Miami FL
    Hi,
    Do somebody has a list of the string tension of most common brands,I ask this because I use DR hi beams but I am looking for less tension.
    Thanks
     
  2. knuckle_head

    knuckle_head Commercial User

    Jul 30, 2002
    Seattle
    Owner; Knuckle Guitar Works & Circle K Strings
    There is no all-encompassing list like this - do you like the sound of the DRs? You could always come by a lighter set if you do.
     

  3. LESS tension than Hi Beams!!!! Wow. The best thing to try IMO is a lighter guage of Hi Beams.
     
  4. Ingemar

    Ingemar

    Sep 12, 2000
    Sweden
    I think DR Hi-Beams use to be listed as medium tension.

    Thomastik Infeld JazzBass (roundwound) are the only "soft" tensioned strings I know but they're Nickell Plated, not stainless steel.

    ( I looked through Bassplayers March 1996 string test, 88 tested brands/different sets )
     
  5. Quatschmacher

    Quatschmacher

    May 16, 2007
    The D'Addario website has a pdf file with all of their string tensions. Incidentally, they're the same tensions as the Ernie Ball strings. I emailed Fender to ask for their chart but got no reply. I haven't looked for other brands.
     

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