Tightening the low B, going bigger diameter

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by jvbjr, Jan 21, 2005.

  1. jvbjr


    Jan 8, 2005
    Pedulla has their own strings made, they use .128 for their low B. To tighteb up the low B more, I was thinking of going thicker.

    D'Addario makes a .130 that has a tension of 34.5 lbs, TI makes a .136 w/ a tension of 34.8lbs.

    On the Conklin webpage they offer sub-Contra strings that are .165 or .195 thick.

    Know of any string makers that make maybe aproximately .150, or a low B that pulls more around 42lbs?
  2. jvbjr


    Jan 8, 2005
    Found out D'Addario has a chart and they make a .145 that is 41.5, sounds about perfect.
  3. pistoleroace


    Sep 13, 2002
    I would try a .135 before you go too big. I have been using .135 exposed core B strings from SIT for some time now and I love them. This is as big as I'd ever go.