Thick strings!

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Kraig99, Feb 24, 2002.

  1. Hey guys. I've heard about the .168 gauge string that Jaquo and JT use, but I know it's only made for them custom by Dean Markley. I know this is a pretty slim chance, but does anybody know of any company that makes strings that are anywhere this thick (more than .150 gauge)? Thanx in advance for any replies.
  2. Brendan


    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Well...Dean Markly mass produces the I guess that counts, right?

    Interesting thought, though.
  3. rsautrey

    rsautrey Banned

    Jul 27, 2000
    I've heard that at Warrior instruments website that they sell .175 gauge D'Addario XL (nickelplated steel) to the public. I don't know if this is true but it may be worth a look.
  4. PollyBass

    PollyBass ******

    Jun 25, 2001
    Shreveport, LA
    I love thick strings. Got me a 55 guage on my p. SUPER CHUNKY TONE! Darn neck is screaming like hell, though. SAVE ME! TO MUCH PRESSURE!!!!
  5. notduane


    Nov 24, 2000
    Give Rotosound RS66LH's a whirl...65-80-105-130.

    (that's G-D-A-E :eek: )

    The tension's not bad. "Normal".


    Nov 24, 2001
    New York,NY
    I know Fodera will make ANY custom gauge (up to ???) upon special request. Call 'em at 718-832-3455. Also, I think Roto-Sound makes a .140 in there RS66 series, too wimpy for me but maybe good for some of you mortals...

  7. I use La Bella black nylon flatwound strings:
    (60 70 97 115)

    I really like how they feel, and the thickness doesn't bother me at all.