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Strings, Strings, Strings

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by ImakenoiseGood, Jan 26, 2012.

  1. ImakenoiseGood


    Jul 23, 2011
    Hello Tb,

    I am the proud owner of 3 basses, one of which I use the heaviest gauge flatwounds because I bought em when I started playing and liked the mellower sound, I think it messed up my bass's neck, causing the neck to bend forward (from weight??). So lets learn about strings.

    What are the benefits of heavier gauge// lighter gauge strings, whats your favorite strings && if i am changing the gauge of my strings how can I restring so that my bass stays with low action and no fret buzz?

    also side question about my school's bass, the action is low on the first 3 frets then is high as hell on the higher frets. ot looks like a box and arrow now, is the problem the truss rod need to be tightened?
    Thanks TB
  2. Growly Lytes

    Growly Lytes

    Dec 4, 2009
    Downunder Oz
    Bass player
    Sounds like the Truss Rod if its up higher.
  3. Dug2

    Dug2 Supporting Member

    Sep 24, 2011

    that should give u some insite on set up as far as adjusting action and truss rod.
    as far as strings; i would think heavier/lighter ga. strings would be a thing of preference/
    feel. personally, i like a med. ga. string.... look into DR fat beams.

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