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Wierd string gauge mix

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Humabass, Apr 30, 2006.

  1. Humabass

    Humabass Supporting Member

    Mar 16, 2002
    Northern Virginia
    Anybody use an unusual mix of gauges? I have used for years 40-100 Hibeams or 40-125 for 5 string. But sometimes I feel like I'd rather have a heavier gauge E and A. Anyone ever played a 40-60-85-105 set? I don't want to switch brands and have called DR about custom gauging such as 40-60-82-103 but they won't do it.
  2. vyse933


    Mar 31, 2006
    Grand Haven, MI
    i once tried talking my local guitar store owner into putting .55 .65 .85 .95 gauged strings on my bass but he refused, calling me a mad man.
  3. tplyons


    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    Most I've really strayed from my 45-65-85-105 is a 43-65-85-110. Not many brands do custom gauging.
  4. DavePlaysBass


    Mar 31, 2004
    I prefer 45-65-80-100-130. There are some sets out there like this, but never the brand I want to try.

  5. Which brand does 43-65-85-110?
  6. I use .070 .090 .110 and .130 on one bass and .045 .065 .080 and .100 on the other.
  7. woody357

    woody357 Supporting Member

    Jun 17, 2005
    I like .40-65-85-105-135, but I can't get them like that the G is always .45

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