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What gauge roundwound set do you play?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Modern Growl, Aug 17, 2005.


What gauge roundwound set do you play?

Poll closed Sep 16, 2005.
  1. .040 .055 .075 .095

    4 vote(s)
    10.0%
  2. .045 .060 .080 .100

    9 vote(s)
    22.5%
  3. .045 .065 .080 .105

    18 vote(s)
    45.0%
  4. .050 .070 .085 .105

    5 vote(s)
    12.5%
  5. .050 .070 .090 .110

    4 vote(s)
    10.0%
  1. Just wanted to get a feel of what gauge everyone plays.
     
  2. this is a bumpin thread huh?
    cmon peoples!!!
     
  3. tappel

    tappel

    May 31, 2003
    Long Island, NY
    By far, 45-105 is the most popular gauge.

    Tom
     
  4. Alvaro Martín Gómez A.

    Alvaro Martín Gómez A. TalkBass' resident Bongo + cowbell player

    And add a .130 to my vote.
     
  5. Beefbass

    Beefbass Guest

    Feb 4, 2001
    I use D'addario XL170's .45-.100 :bassist:
     
  6. 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?
     
  7. keb

    keb

    Mar 30, 2004
    D'Addario XL220's. I'm a .040 kinda guy. In general I like a lower-tension string.
     
  8. bump
     
  9. 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).
     
  10. thanks man!
     
  11. ladros2

    ladros2

    Jun 2, 2005
    Ireland
    mine wasn't there: 45 65 80 100
     
  12. Nor mine.. .45, .65, .85, .105
     
  13. bump
     
  14. tplyons

    tplyons

    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    Amen, though a .80 A string doesn't bother me.
     
  15. Tryxx

    Tryxx Sputnik Forums: Bass Mod

    Jun 1, 2005
    Hurst, Texas.
    .32-.40-.60-.80-.100-.130

    If I had that choice. But most six string sets don't come like that. Though the inbetweens are what is on my 4.
     
  16. 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. . . :p

    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. . .

    Peace
    Sean
     
  17. ...well, the author of this thread does, for one. ;)
     
  18. 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.
     
  19. skinnypete

    skinnypete

    Oct 7, 2004
    New York, NY
    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.
     
  20. mwm70

    mwm70

    Oct 27, 2004
    Baltimore
    +1