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What makes a Low F# string good?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by pc, Feb 21, 2002.


  1. pc

    pc

    Apr 4, 2000
    Montreal QC
    That's for JT and the other |||||||'ers

    In the low B thread, people is complaining about how hard is to find a good low B bass... and I was always courious about that...

    How does your F# feel? Is it floppy at all? Is it tight?

    tks
    PC
     
  2. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member Administrator

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    when i use a .150" it is a bit floppy, but now that i've tried out a .168" (thanks jauqo ;) ) i like how tight and responsive that is.

    the biggest issue i've found with regards to a tight low string performance is a very rigid neck.
     
  3. pc

    pc

    Apr 4, 2000
    Montreal QC
    Nothing those 7 piece necks can't deal with... ;)
     
  4. Who makes a .168"?
     
  5. And the right cabinets.
     
  6. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member Administrator

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    it's a special order Dean Markley sr2000, iirc.