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Tenor Bass Strings

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by rprowse, Dec 27, 2006.

  1. rprowse


    Dec 17, 2005
    Wellington NZ
    For years I've been using GHS strings on my Tenor and have always loved them. Unfortunately, the local music shops seem reluctant to get them in for me... when I lived up north I never had any problems. I'll keep trying to source them, BUT... I was wondering what other people use. Anyone out there with favourite tenor bass strings?
  2. I use D'Addario single strings in the following gauges:
    .085, .065, .045., .032 (ADGC).

    You can buy the individual gauges in bulk as well. ;)
  3. rprowse


    Dec 17, 2005
    Wellington NZ
    I tried these many years ago, but remember really preferring GHS. Thanks though.
    I use the same gauges, except my C is 30.
  4. Thurisarz


    Aug 20, 2004
    I tried this tuning on a Warwick rockbass corvette i had some time ago and it sounded really nice. Used Ernie ball 85-65-45-and a no name brand 30 or 32. If i had 3+ basses i would string one bass this way but nothing i would use as my #1.
  5. rprowse


    Dec 17, 2005
    Wellington NZ
    I've been really in love with this tuning for many years. I only have two basses (though there are 2 others in my house as my son also plays bass): A double bass and my 78 Fender Jazz. I have a big solo repertoire for both basses. The tenor really sings when played solo. My repertoire has jazz based (tunes like Autumn Leaves & Stella) but also contains some originals, some Italian (io amo la musica italiano) and a Bach Bouree. In this tuning the fender only goes up to Ab. I use the same gauges as you tried: 30 45 65 85. My double bass is in standard tuning (E A D G) and I play my solo repertoire 'arco'.

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