What do you guys prefer?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Ryan Mohr, Jan 5, 2009.

  1. Ryan Mohr

    Ryan Mohr Guest

    Oct 23, 2007
    I have a set of 40-100 Fender 7150s in my J Bass, and I think the D and G are a little too thin sounding. I want the 45 and 65 for sure, but I'm not sure if I should get the ML (45-100) or the M (45-105). What do you guys prefer and why?
  2. I use the ML (45-100) because that's what came on it and it sounds good to me.
  3. Ryan Mohr

    Ryan Mohr Guest

    Oct 23, 2007
  4. Ampeg SVT

    Ampeg SVT Son, I am disappoint.

    Sep 9, 2006
    I just use .45-.105 because that seems to be the standard gauge for most basses.
  5. smogg


    Mar 27, 2007
    NPR, Florida
    I'm not crazy, I'm just a little unwell
  6. BioDriver

    BioDriver A Cinderella story

    Aug 29, 2008
    Austin, TX
    I use GHS 45-100.
  7. kcolyar


    Feb 28, 2007
    Moab, Ut 84532
    I use the DR Hi beams, sound great the moment you put them on and they sound the same 3 months later. I love the feel of them too!
  8. If you like the .80 and .100 strings, but the D and G strings are too thin, then I would go with the Medium Light guage strings. Seems logical enough. Try them out and see if you like it or not.
  9. 45105 for sure - lighter gauges are too thin sounding to me ... I like the deeper bass which you get from the larger mass strings. I use 50110 for D standard
  10. Mystic Michael

    Mystic Michael Hip No Ties

    Apr 1, 2004
    New York, NY
    I'd played light gauge (.040 - .100) for years until just a few months ago, when I switched over to medium-lights (.045 - .100) - and for the same reason you're switching gauges: D string and G string that were just too thin-sounding.

    Personally, the .080 A string and the .100 E string have plenty of output and tension for my taste, but remain supple enough to play comfortably. The new, heavier D string and G string have required a little extra time to adjust to the stiffness, but they've been well worthwhile in terms of the beefier tone they make possible... :meh: