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Strings for Mini Bass

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by TheEmptyCell, Apr 7, 2009.


  1. TheEmptyCell

    TheEmptyCell Bearded Dingwall Enthusiast Banned

    Help me TB, you're my only hope :rollno:

    I'm having a beast of a time finding a set of strings to go on my Samick Mini Bass (~26" scale). I bought a 7-string guitar set, and used the low strings (.058 .048 .038 .028). The set that was on originally sounding excellent tuned ADGC, but these new strings aren't even close to the same tension unless tuned DGCF.

    I'm guessing one of my only options is a 6-string bass set and used the top 4-strings (.080 for the A). I just don't feel like spending more on these strings than I would for my 5-strings.

    Can anyone point me in the direction of some really heavy guitar strings or something.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Buskman

    Buskman

    Apr 13, 2007
    Jersey Shore, USA
  3. TheEmptyCell

    TheEmptyCell Bearded Dingwall Enthusiast Banned

    Thanks, Buskman... those look like they might work tuned ADGC.
     
  4. HogieWan

    HogieWan

    Feb 4, 2008
    Lafayette, LA
    at 26" you're going to need thick strings to get a low note. Try the bottom four of a 5-string set
     
  5. TheEmptyCell

    TheEmptyCell Bearded Dingwall Enthusiast Banned

    Oh, guess I should clarify: from factory the bass is strung ADGC, the high strings of a 6-string bass. Right now, I have it tuned piccolo, EADG.

    I'd like to have it tuned ADGC again, but so far, the .058 low B from the 7-string guitar set is barely heavy enough to handle DGCF.
     

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