#1
Hi, first time poster long time reader

I need to get new strings for my bass, and I have never bought bass strings because I'm bassically a beginner.

Do heavy strings allow you to have a lower action because they vibrate less? Or is that just dumb?

Thanks
#2
i have very low gauge strings and an extremely low action. and my bass was set up by victor wooten himself.
#3
For some reason i doubt victor wooten set up your bass. Pro bassists have guitar techs to do that for them usually.

I tend to get slightly lower action on higher gauge strings at the same tunings but it's very very minimal.
dean edge one 5 string
Schecter studio-4
Samick fairlane-6
Ibanez sb900
Ibanez btb775
Fender p bass special deluxe

Dean Del Sol
Ibanez prestige rg2610

Peavey TKO 65
Peavey vb-2
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#5
Of course if you're downtuning higher gauge strings will help quite a bit. forgot to mention that.
dean edge one 5 string
Schecter studio-4
Samick fairlane-6
Ibanez sb900
Ibanez btb775
Fender p bass special deluxe

Dean Del Sol
Ibanez prestige rg2610

Peavey TKO 65
Peavey vb-2
Quote by the_perdestrian
listen to revelation, for he is wise in the way of bass-fu
#6
Quote by loudog93
i have very low gauge strings and an extremely low action. and my bass was set up by victor wooten himself.


By Victor Wooten, do you mean the dark skinned guy at your local guitar store who wonders why you keep calling him Victor?
Last edited by BrickIsRed at Mar 3, 2009,