TI Powerbass B string

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by TL Vernon, Jul 9, 2003.

  1. TL Vernon

    TL Vernon

    Jul 9, 2003
    I have a fretless Stingray 5. I had been playing with Ernie Balls for a long time and just recently purchased TI Powerbass strings. I love the feel and sound, but the B is, comparativly, loose, almost flabby. Is it supposed to be this way? Am I doing something wrong? Are there advantages to having a looser bass string. I intonated the bass correctly, and it's still hard to get used to and somewhat disappointing. Any help???
  2. Stephen S

    Stephen S Member

    Apr 10, 2002
    San Bernardino, CA
    As long as you didn't change the bass's setup it should be equally flabby as any Ernie Ball B string unless the TI strings are a different gauge. The tension is what gives it the corect pitch, is it still in tune?
  3. tappel


    May 31, 2003
    Long Island, NY
    TI's, as a rule, have low tension. This is not unusual for TI's. How do they sound? Thomastik Powerbass strings are pretty hot.

    It's all a matter of taste, though. On my fivers, I like a big taut B string. On my four strings, I generally like a little less tension.

  4. At 28 pounds, the TI PowerBass B string is much lower tension than 36 pounds of the DA Chrome Flat.

    I have several brands of B strings in my spread sheet. Sorted by tension, the PowerBass are very near the bottom (less) tension.

    The PowerBass are also less tension than the TI Flats.
  5. jokerjkny


    Jan 19, 2002
    NY / NJ / PHL
    wow, BG,

    is there a bass related spreadsheet you dont have?!?! :cool: :bassist:
  6. RicPlaya


    Apr 22, 2003
    The Mitten

    would you mind sharing that with us?
  7. Wiseoldfrog


    Aug 25, 2002
    TI Jazz Rounds are less tension than TI Jazz Flats. TI Powerbass strings do NOT have a lower tension than TI Jazz Flats. Sorry BG but your gonna have to correct that spreadsheet.

    Check out www.connollyandco.com for TI string specs.