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Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Modern Growl, Aug 17, 2005.
Just wanted to get a feel of what gauge everyone plays.
this is a bumpin thread huh?
By far, 45-105 is the most popular gauge.
And add a .130 to my vote.
I use D'addario XL170's .45-.100
I'm suck between 45-105 and 50-105. I like 45-105 because it feels comfy. 50-105 becuase of more "tone"(at least i'm under the impresson that there's more tone, here-say), but higher tension :-(
Is that true? thicker gauge = more tone? like.... thicker/darker?
D'Addario XL220's. I'm a .040 kinda guy. In general I like a lower-tension string.
I think it's true (but you probally allready guessed that). I've only tried different gauges with Blue Steel, but the 50-70-85... sounds fuller than 45-65-80... (105-128 on both for e and b). Dunno if it sounds darker, but there's more solid tone, and the sound is less hollow in the upper mids. The feeling is a matter of getting used to it. Choose the sound you like, and the rest will follow. It did for me, and I went from soft feeling roundcore hi-beams (45-125) to hexcore Blue Steels (50-128).
mine wasn't there: 45 65 80 100
Nor mine.. .45, .65, .85, .105
Amen, though a .80 A string doesn't bother me.
If I had that choice. But most six string sets don't come like that. Though the inbetweens are what is on my 4.
Got a GHS set dunno what the G string is . . . who cares . . . but I'm hitting 115 on the E string. . . baby oh baby what a feeling of power.
. . . and I have an appointment next week with the hand surgeon. . .
Makes me happy to see that the Jamerson Labella signatures are 110. . . except that Lord Jamerson had a light touch and me I really attack the suckers. . . oh well. . .
...well, the author of this thread does, for one.
I play 35 - 95 Rotosound swing bass. No idea if anyone else uses such light strings, I tend to incorporate a lot of vibrato and occasionally bend strings (Hope to replace doing this with slides when my fretless arrives) so they feel a lot better. Plus they have a great snap, even if they lack some thump.
I use Rotosound flat 77s .105. I have always used rotosound roundwounds but decided to try something different. I am surprised how much I like the sound, I always thought I preferred the bright piano-like tone of roundwounds.