Psst... Ready to join TalkBass and start posting, make new friends, sell your gear, and more?  Register your free account in 30 seconds.

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 Supporting Member

    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