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Posted by Dave Wood on April 05, 2001 at 00:53:10:
In Reply to: Re: string tension posted by Blisshead on April 04, 2001 at 21:58:29:
: : I play a peavey foundation 5 string. I have moved into a phase of playing really fast punk stuff, usually using a pick. Now when i get into playing 16th notes or faster it starts to sound sloppy. It seems to me compared to other basses my strings are loose as hell. Is there any way to tighten the strings and achieve a faster playing speed while getting rid of that sloppy noise? hard vs flexible pick? string adjustment? help me out here guys, I dont really know all that much. (oh yeah, i play with earnie ball strings. I also use standard tuning so there really is no reason for the strings to seem loose.)
: It's all in the gauge, experiment with different ones, and different brands. -B
Just wanted to add that the heavier the string gauge the thighter the strings will be. a 45-105 set is used a lot and should be thight enough, there is 50-110 sets but thicker than that isn't really used. Remember that the neck will get more tension with thicker strings.
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