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Strings for Kay Baby Bass

Discussion in 'Strings [DB]' started by Tomac, Mar 26, 2006.


  1. Tomac

    Tomac

    Jan 2, 2006
    Boise Idaho
    I have a vintage Kay Baby bass that has the original setup for strings.
    I would like to replace them. but would like to know what type of strings to use.
     
  2. Since this is basically a cello, I'd suggest something like:
    (all 4/4 size cello strings)

    E: a light gauge (weich) C

    A: a light gauge G

    D: a regular gauge D

    G: a regular of heavy gauge A
     
  3. Tomac

    Tomac

    Jan 2, 2006
    Boise Idaho
    I'm selling a Kay Baby Bass in the TalkBass Classifieds and have been given a question I can't answer!

    What are the options for strings (brand / type) and can it be strung with std Bass strings?

    Any help would be appreciated....................

    Tomac
     
  4. I just merged that new post from the Basses forum to the older thread you started in the right forum (Strings) in march 2006.
     
  5. Bob Gollihur

    Bob Gollihur GollihurMusic.com

    Mar 22, 2000
    Cape of New Jersey
    Big Cheese Emeritus: Gollihur Music (retired)
    If it is a 1/4 size (around 35-36" scale length; see my sizing page at http://www.gollihur.com/kkbass/FAQ-size.html; the scale length matters most) you can use 1/4 size bass strings. Not a lot of mfrs. make them, but Corelli (90cm) and D'Addario Helicore are two I can recommend off the top of my head.
     

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