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Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by HMZ, Jan 31, 2004.
What guage of strings do you use ?
I like 45-65-80-100
yeh i use 45-100 also...
I used a lighter gauge: 40; 60;75; 95 I like to get that floppy sound
Hey JMX - do you feel you get a more round bassy bottom with lighter strings? I think Gail Ann Dorsey uses very light strings too, and she has a very warm bassy sound I like a lot. So does light strings + light touch = warm bassy sound?
... BTW - I might have said it before, but I just love your signature. Do you if it's for real? Did someone really say that?
I use .040-.095
I'm not sure if I get a bassier sound, I've been using that gauge for too long to remember other gauges, but at least nobody ever complained about the sound of my bass, not even bassists who tried it. I really like their feel, though. I tried to use heavier ones again, but I didn't like it at all.
As for the quote, I'd like to think it's legit, but I think it's to good to be true. I found it years ago on the web.
.065 .080 .105 .130 live, .050 .070 .090 .110 studio
.40-.60-.80-1.00 stainless steels on my Godin
.45-1.00 flatwounds on my Essex fretless
.45-1.05 roundwounds on Hohner.
.103 - .43 mostly. I feel that .105s are too thick and .100s are too thin. This is juuuuuuuuuust right.
Hey Sock, where do you get strings in that gauge?
I've been using .050-.105 on my Precision, but when these die, I'm going to try .050-.110. All the same gauges except the E. The P seems to like a heavy E for clarity.
And IME, yes, lighter gauges seem to me to give a warmer, bassier sound. I'm looking for tighter and thumpier, my P is warm enough.
Thanks Flatwound. I guess that's why Hi-Beams sounds warmer than Lo-riders and Fat-Beams, since they're lower tension than the others.
I use LaBella slappers and I get them from juststrings.com. They have tons of sizes there... good prices too.
EDIT: My bad, they're .103-.44
your live set up sound like huge strings, what are they tuned to? Just standard, or something deeper?