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What gauge is your B?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by brewer9, Jun 22, 2002.

  1. brewer9


    Jul 5, 2000
    I'm auditioning for a band that wants a bass with straight tuning but with a low B string. What gauge strings should I use for the B, and while your at it what about the other strings too?

  2. brewer9


    Jul 5, 2000
    Thanks for all your great responses. Luckily I found an ancient thread with the info I needed.

    I picked up a 125 gauge 'cause I play with my fingers and figured it would be a good place to start.
  3. does anyone know the biggest gauge of string that would be feasable to put on a btb 5 string?
  4. 0.136"
    Thomastik Jazz Flats on my RB5
  5. snyderz


    Aug 20, 2000
    AZ mountains
    .128 Sorry I didn't respond quickly enough for you.
  6. Erlendur Már

    Erlendur Már

    May 24, 2000
    I have .130
  7. neptoon

    neptoon Supporting Member

    Jul 25, 2000
    Melbourne, FL
    i normally like a .135...however, at the time i have a .130 on the curbow and a .125 on the thumb
  8. Brendan

    Brendan Supporting Member

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
  9. cb56


    Jul 2, 2000
    Central Illinois
    .125's on mine. I know alot of players like a thicker string but to me I feel I can get a better "growl" out of a thinner string.
  10. jbay


    May 23, 2002
  11. brewer9


    Jul 5, 2000
    I'll let it go this time snyderz, but dont let it happen again.
  12. .130
  13. snyderz


    Aug 20, 2000
    AZ mountains
    I guess I was hypnotized by your sig. :)
  14. FunkySpoo

    FunkySpoo Supporting Member

    Feb 6, 2002
  15. BigBohn


    Sep 29, 2001
    WPB, Florida
    .130, wanting to try bigger though
  16. bassmonkeee


    Sep 13, 2000
    Decatur, GA
    I've got a .119 TI Powerbass on my Curbow Petite 5, and a TI Jazz Flat .136 on my Curbow Petite 6. Both sound amazing, and are the most balanced feeling B strings in comparison with the rest of the set compared to other brands I've tried.

    The Powerbass strings are more expensive, but the set on my Jazz are 4 months old, and still sound new--I don't even wipe my strings down after I play.
  17. boogiebass


    Aug 16, 2000
    Mostly 130 but I've used 125 and 128 with good results, too.
  18. Eric Cioe

    Eric Cioe

    Jun 4, 2001
    Missoula, MT
    i like big low strings... .135 B, .107 E... the A, D, and G are light, and the C and F are normal on my 7

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