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what gauge of strings is better for what?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by patolan, Jan 3, 2001.

  1. patolan


    Dec 12, 2000
    Hi there,
    I`m just thinking what influence has the thikness of the strings on the sound. What is better 40-60-80-100 or 45-65-85-105 or else?
  2. notduane


    Nov 24, 2000
    Welcome to TalkBass dude! Is that Bulgaria?...Cool! :cool:

    Gauge is certainly a factor. There is some other stuff that affects tone -
    core material, core shape, wrap material and shape.
    Also, your choice depends on the type of music YOU play: metal, jazz, funk, etc.
    What kind of tone are you shootin' for? (fill out your profile :D ).

    I don't know what the situation is in your town.
    Is there a local shop that carries a variety of strings?

    Herm (this forum's moderator) also sells strings. He could probably get some to you.
    Here is an online shop that ships internationally ( ).

    In addition to this forum, there are some string reviews here ~

    Good Luck! :)

    [Edited by notduane on 01-03-2001 at 09:50 PM]