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  • #16
    Re: Bass 6 project?

    19-85 is way too small for a bass VI. I use 26-95s on mine in E standard.

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    • #17
      Re: Bass 6 project?

      There are Bass VI strings available in .084", .095", and .100" for the low string. If tuning to D, I recommend going as high tension as possible. That said, even a .095" (which I consider a very skinny E string even on a long scale bass) makes the Bass VI feel cramped to me.

      You can always put together your own set, if you are willing to spend a bunch of money and time experimenting.
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      I do a few chord things, some crappy lead stuff, and then some rhythm stuff.

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      • #18
        Re: Bass 6 project?

        ^ Why would I need as high of tension as possible? I have about 15lbs of tension per string in my sets on my strats which is low according to most people. And they're easy to play but still by no means loose, still kind of tight, and don't flap at all. I was thinking of shooting for this tension or maybe a little higher in case there's more flap from a longer scale. I don't need to slam with my right hand. I always build my own sets and I've already put in the years discovering what works for me. It would only take 1 or 2 tries with this new ax.

        Originally posted by JB_From_Hell View Post
        I also tried .070, .072, and .074. Wasn't happy with any of them, including when I'd drop the .080" down to F or E. The best compromise was to go too light, and play with a really light attack, but the ultimate solution for me was to sell the guitar.
        I don't understand. 64 sounded good but was floppy, 80 sounded bad but played well, and everything in between sounded bad?? That makes so sense! Why would that be? I'm sure there's a tension that wouldn't flap but would sound good too.

        Originally posted by Empty Pockets View Post
        19-85 is way too small for a bass VI. I use 26-95s on mine in E standard.
        I don't like the treble strings way higher in tension than the bass strings. I like them slightly lower than the bass strings and the set balanced overall.
        Last edited by Clint 55; 04-07-2020, 10:24 AM.
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        • #19
          Re: Bass 6 project?

          I just picked up a Danelectro Baritone (will be here next week) mostly because it's a 29.75" scale. Could be a baritone or a bass vi. I'm gonna try it both ways at some point.
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          It's a little gross to put yourself in every song. I mean, how interesting do people really think you are?
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          • #20
            Re: Bass 6 project?

            I have a Music Man Bongo 6 single humbucker.

            Quite affordable used and a solid instrument.

            ETA: thanks for reminding me, it was time to get the batteries out before they leak. I hate that sort of thing.
            Last edited by uOpt; 04-19-2020, 03:20 PM.

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