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strings on a pbass?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by hxcpunkbass, Apr 29, 2006.


  1. hxcpunkbass

    hxcpunkbass

    Apr 29, 2006
    what gauge strings should i put on my pbass which will allow me to drop it to drop d and drop c without it causing too much fret buzz?
    also, does heavier gauge strings make a more punchy sound?
     
  2. HELLonWHEELS

    HELLonWHEELS Supporting Member

    Jun 13, 2005
    Houston
    A heavier gauge will cause a higher tension string thus reducing fret noise if your that concerded. What you can do since you like drop tuning is get strings for a 5-string bass just a normal 45-130 or something and string your bass B-E-A-D instead of E-A-D-G. Then to reduce fret noise you can raise your action.

    NOTE: D'addrio's in my opinion are the highist tension strings
     
  3. 45-130's should be fine, but like HELLonWheels187, you've got to tighten your truss rod, because chances are that will be a large increase in tension on the neck.

    If you don't know anything about truss rods, you should go to your nearest guitar luther/tech and ask them. They might even show you how to do it yourself.

    A thicker gauge will result in a thicker timbre.

    Same principle when you play a C on your 3rd fret A string, and 10th fret E string. Same pitch, different timbre.
     
  4. hxcpunkbass

    hxcpunkbass

    Apr 29, 2006
    alright, shot shot!
     

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