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What are the standard string gauges?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by lateralus_84, May 12, 2003.


  1. lateralus_84

    lateralus_84

    May 10, 2003
    Hey everyone, I play guitar and I am switching to bass. Can anyone tell me what gauge strings come standard on a new bass? Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Usually

    E=1.05
    A=.85
    D=.65
    G=.45

    Mediums
     
  3. Flatwound

    Flatwound

    Sep 9, 2000
    San Diego
    The Shaz is pretty close, except for having his decimal point one place too far to the right.

    However, I looked at the Fender site, and the American Series basses come with .045-.110 (kind of an odd gauge, IMO) and the MIM basses come with .045-.100. The MusicYo Steinbergers seem to come with .045-.105. So somewhere around .045-.105 seems right.
     
  4. lo-end

    lo-end

    Jun 15, 2001
    PA
    45-105