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What size strings

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by powderfinger, Mar 28, 2009.


  1. powderfinger

    powderfinger

    Feb 24, 2009
    Im fairly novice... got my bass set up (Fender Jazz) w. medium action..

    What gauge strings are best. I can make adjustments based on the gauge. I got 110 Fender Nylons right now. Entirely too big.

    What is the average. What do MOST players use on a 4 string?
     
  2. lizardking837

    lizardking837

    Jan 28, 2009
    I'd say move down to a set with a 105 E string, and if that's too heavy then you can go to a 100 and so on. There's no really 'standard' that everybody plays but most companies (it varys) as 'medium' is 45 to 105.
     
  3. powderfinger

    powderfinger

    Feb 24, 2009
    I had tried some GHS Boomers 105s, but thought them a bit heavy. Would 100s be too light for a good bass sound?
     
  4. seanm

    seanm I'd kill for a Nobel Peace Prize! Supporting Member

    Feb 19, 2004
    Ottawa, Canada
    Some people get a great bass sound with 95s, but I can't. So basically you just have to try them. I think a light touch, and a loud amp, let's you get away with a lot.
     

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