#1
Im looking to get some really light gauge strings but im not sure which make to go for? Can any recommend any to me? I live in the UK as well, so ones that are easily available here preferably. Thanks
#3
I want to play bluesy kind of rock and i haven't been playing long. I've liked playing with lighter gauge strings because I find it much easier for bending and playing vibrato. I dont know whether I need certain types of strings for playing certain genres or what ever, but any advice would be awesome!
#4
So presumably you want something more mellow sounding rather than Rotos or something? What's the bass?
#5
Just a squier p-bass at the minute. My first bass, looking to get a new one when I can afford it though
#6
How light are we talking here?

this light? http://www.daddario.com/DADProductDetail.Page?ActiveID=3769&productid=121

or, say, this light? http://www.daddario.com/DADProductDetail.Page?ActiveID=3769&productid=128

I'm not particularily recommendind D'addarios (I've never tried them for bass but that's all I use for guitar), I'm just using them because I knew they went down that far.
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#7
well at the minute I use ernie ball super slinkys which are 45 65 80 100. Is this already too light for what I want to play or would it be ok for me to go lighter? and would I want heavier gauge strings if i were to play grungey kind of stuff?
#8
You can go as light as you want, your sound will just get slightly looser .
To be honest, I'd doubt there's any readily made bass string that would be too loose in E standard.
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#9
Lighter gauge doesn't mean less tension. There's a lot more to it than that.
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#11
Stadium Elites have a super light gauge I believe, 35 - 95. I used to use them on my Ibby--you could bend those strings to tomorrow and back.
#12
My favorite for "Old School" blues and rock are GHS M3050 Flatwounds (medium gauge 45 65 85 105) on my P-Bass and M3025 (light gauge 45 60 75 95) on my Ibanez SR400.
#13
No string, bass, or amp defines a genre. skinny strings don't make a blues bass, and thick strings don't make heavy metal even if there is more metal involved.

100 is pretty standard for a long scale in standard, you might find 90-95 but the difference is very minimal and unless your doing extreme bends constantly 100's aren't that hard to bend anyway.

since strings are a taste thing it's hard to say, but I'd suggest getting a cheap pack of flats and rounds and trying them both, you can swap them out once cut appropriately and you'd get better experience than buying someones suggested string at $37 and hating them.