Re: 5-string tension

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Posted by Martin on January 20, 2000 at 16:19:00:

In Reply to: 5-string tension posted by Jason on January 18, 2000 at 17:06:04:


Try Dean Markley Will Lee strings. The guages are 47-107, i donīt think that they

are avilable in 5-string. Try to raise the strings too.


: This question may be kind of stupid, but I'm gonna ask it anyway. I recently

: switched from a Peavey Milestone II 4-string to a Samick 5-string, and I've

: noticed that the strings on the Samick seem to be looser. I've only changed the

: strings on the 5 once, and I used GHS Boomers (045,065,085,105,130). I'm not

: sure what kind came with the bass, but both sets look and feel identical. The

: last set of strings I used on the Peavey said on the package that they were nickel-

: wounds made by Peavey, and the guages were (047,068,083,108). I've never been able

: to find another set of strings like this (4 OR 5-string), but I've used SIT strings

: on the 4-string too, and they had the same tension (don't remember the guages on those).

: Both basses are 34" scale. The GHS strings were the heaviest guages I could find

: (which I assume would mean more tension), but they still feel loose and sound a little

: twangy. I was wondering if anyone has had any problem like this before. I don't know

: if I should buy a different type (steel, etc.) or what. I appreciate any help.

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