Strings for Pick Players

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by grumpy_dog666, Jan 18, 2009.

  1. Heavy

    10 vote(s)
  2. Light

    8 vote(s)
  3. Bacon

    11 vote(s)
  1. Simple question.

    Do pick players use heavy gauge or light gauge strings?
  2. Ampeg SVT

    Ampeg SVT Son, I am disappoint.

    Sep 9, 2006
  3. Medium gauge
  4. werd - kinda bummed the poll up.......

    like 45-105 is medium for you guys?
  5. Ampeg SVT

    Ampeg SVT Son, I am disappoint.

    Sep 9, 2006
  6. funkybass4ever


    Dec 12, 2007
    When I get the inkling to use a pick i just make some chocolate bacon:D
  7. Craig_S

    Craig_S Inactive

    Oct 15, 2008
    Metro Detroit
    With carrots? :D I loves me some carrots! :smug:

    My string gauge on all my basses is 45 65 80 100 (I forget the thickness of the B string on the fiver). I play with fingers and a pick. They sound great both ways.
  8. Yup. 45 - 105
  9. Gruntollio Bass

    Gruntollio Bass Guest

    May 27, 2007
    Sydney (Australia)
    Definately Bacon!

    But for me I liked the heavier guages for pick.
  10. Arpeggiator

    Arpeggiator Guest

    Jun 14, 2008
    Harlow, Essex, UK
    Word of advice dont use coated strings (a la elixers) since the pick will strip the coating right off.
  11. troyus


    Apr 9, 2008
    San Diego, CA.
  12. Clammy


    Nov 3, 2008
    Ottawa, Canada
    Endorsing Artist: Neal Moser Guitars, DR Strings
    I use Dean Markley Super Round Wound Medium gauge (.050 - .105), and I beat the hell out them. They never break and still sound bright and tight after a few gigs with me pounding on them and sweating all over them, hehehe... Love those strings!!! :D

  13. medium 45-105
  14. .50-.105