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When you build a bass, what strings do you use?

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by Meatbass, May 4, 2010.

  1. Meatbass


    Apr 30, 2010
    Frazier Park, CA
    I'm curious ... when you build a bass for a customer, what strings do you first put on the bass? What gauge, brand, type and what are your reasons for doing so?
  2. Most customers have different preferences. The strings you want are the strings you get.

    I'm partial to DR's for my personal stuff.
  3. Meatbass


    Apr 30, 2010
    Frazier Park, CA
    Does everyone ask their customer or is there a standard you like to use?
  4. Rickett Customs

    Rickett Customs

    Jul 30, 2007
    Southern Maryland
    Luthier: Rickett Customs...........www.rickettcustomguitars.com
    I do ask first, If it does not matter the brand (moreso it's usually the gauge), then i use DR's (Guitar or Bass)
  5. mikeyswood

    mikeyswood Banned

    Jul 22, 2007
    Cincinnati OH
    Luthier of Michael Wayne Instruments
    Customer choice is first. D'Addario and Ernie Balls are what I keep around.
  6. Musiclogic

    Musiclogic Commercial User

    Aug 6, 2005
    Southwest Michigan
    Owner/Builder: HJC Customs USA, The Cool Lute, C G O
    It's part of the initial order form, if no preference is stated(which rarely happens). I use Rotosound 66's which I keep in bulk at my shop.

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