Re: A question about strings...??

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Posted by Pat Harrington on January 09, 2001 at 23:58:59:

In Reply to: A question about strings...?? posted by Tre on January 09, 2001 at 21:36:42:

: What are the standard string gauges for a bass guitar? An electric guitar usually comes with .009-.042 strings. So anyone know what a bass usually comes with? .045-.105 strings? Please help, thanks.

>>> Your "industry standard" gauge is .45 .65 .80 .105 You can find
this gauge in almost every manufacturer's line of strings..
Flatwound is usually a *little* heavier, like .50-.110 or so;
The most popular bass string in the world is the Rotosound
"Swing Bass" in that 45-105 gauge, this works pretty well on
most 34" scale basses, which covers most basses...The Rickenbacker
scale is 33 1/2", however, and I've found the .40 .60 .80 .100
guage is ideal for my 4001 Rick...In the Rotosound line this
is called the "Swingmaster" set, A very nice, evenly balanced
set; I really like those on the Rickenbacker...

Pat H

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