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Re: String tension?

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Posted by Pat Harrington on June 15, 2001 at 12:09:48:

In Reply to: String tension? posted by Adam Atkinson on June 15, 2001 at 11:47:32:

: I don't know anything about bass guitars but i own a p-bass. When i play the strings (mainly the e string, i think thats the right one) they are really slack, even when perfectly in tune. How do i make the strings less slack? I played a friends bass and the strings were really tight like he'd wound his strings up really high. I think this is called string tension, but like i said i know nothing about bass guitars. I want my strings to be less slack cause at the moment it's pissing me off.

>>>Sounds like you've got a very light guage string on your bass if they're
that "floppy". Try re-stringing with a heavier guage. 45-105 guage is a
good guage for Fender Basses. Depending on how your truss rod and bridges
are set-up, you may have to re-adjust after installing the heavier strings.

Good Luck
Pat H

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