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Old 06-09-2012, 09:17 AM   #18
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Originally Posted by Go To Bed Jessica View Post
On closer inspection, it has three layers of wrap, with one layer over the saddle. I would estimate the gauge as being somewhere in the range of 95-100.
I am no expert but as i understand it: 2 wraps would be more flexible .. and a large outer wrap wire helps since the contact point between winds is halfway into the outer wrap's thickness you can narrow the 'contact gauge' of the string .. ? Circle Ks are 2 wrap to .106 so it must be possible. Also getting the tapering point closer to the saddle will help tone .. although 1/2" is fairly good and better than most bass strings. Seems to me the key is getting the low string as flexy as possible to make it bright and clear, this also allows you to up the gauge for a good tension while retaining a bright tone.
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