String Tension..?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by jblmusic1994, Jul 16, 2013.

  1. I haven't really paid much attention to string tension.

    Which strings/gauges have higher/lower tension?


    Does higher/lower tension help achieve faster/slower finger technique?
  2. DavC


    May 17, 2005
    Tallmadge , Ohio
    i look at ... they post the string tensions if the manufacture gives them ...

    lowest tension i've found are my rather floppy Ti flats ... gotta play a little easier and closer to the bridge ... or really raise the action ...

    i think you need to adjust your bass/neck/setup , and also how you play a little bit , depending on string tension ...

    if you found a tension that you like the feel of , and you also like the sound of that string ... then adjust things accordingly ...

    what's better or worse ... that's up to you .. !! i have different types of strings on different types of basses , to play different types of stuff on ... !??!

    experiment ... buy some used strings ... try them out ..
    have some fun .. !!! Dave C. Tampa bay
  3. Duckwater


    May 10, 2010
    USA, Washington
    Experiment with different string types and gauges, it's all personal preference.
  4. I have found that lighter strings feel like they have less tension. I also have shimmed some of my necks to give the strings (light or heavy) more of a break angle at the bridge. To me i fell like that creats more string tension. I play GHS Boomers in varied gauges on a few basses so i cant tell you about any other brands.