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Old 06-23-2013, 11:44 AM   #1
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Strings for Peavey Grind 5

Hi Guys,

I was just wondering what strings the Grind 5 owners on these forums are using for this bass? I've already wasted money on a D'addario long scale set that tapered before the nut on the B and E because they were too short. The super long scale sets seem to go no higher than a .130 on the B, which seems a bit light to me.

The previous strings were a D'Addario set (I suppose they must've been the super longs, I just took the guy in the store's recommendation), but I did find the B to be looser than I'd have liked.

So really I'm looking for suggestions on strings that definitely fit on this bass. Probably round-wounds as I play in a thrash band and need a fairly bright tone to cut through.

Cheers.
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Old 06-24-2013, 01:57 PM   #2
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What tuning does your band play in?

Anyways D'Addario makes low B's .135 and .145 gauges. Although you would have to make your own set.

https://www.bassstringsonline.com/-...-Set_p_440.html
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Old 06-24-2013, 02:21 PM   #3
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We play in standard tuning. I hadn't thought to look for single strings, so thanks for that suggestion! Look like it could get costly though!
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Old 06-26-2013, 11:06 AM   #4
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For a low B on a 35" bass, .130 is sufficient, but not comfortable enough IMO. I'd prefer something a little beefier, perhaps .140.

Go for a custom gauge.
Check out Circle K Strings who do custom sets - if you've a particular preference for tapers, I'm sure they would accommodate.
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Old 06-26-2013, 04:02 PM   #5
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GHS Boomers are fine strings at a reasonable price, and they don't have those tapers that screw with 35" scale basses and string-through-the-body basses.
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Old 06-26-2013, 04:30 PM   #6
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For a low B on a 35" bass, .130 is sufficient, but not comfortable enough IMO. I'd prefer something a little beefier, perhaps .140.

Go for a custom gauge.
Check out Circle K Strings who do custom sets - if you've a particular preference for tapers, I'm sure they would accommodate.


Circle K only use short tapers, unfortunately.
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