Blog 4

Heavy Strings for Heavy Musicians

Thicker strings for lower tunings - Squier Jazz Bass

This natural wood finish bass was crying out for heavier strings for heavier music.
The original set up was standard - EADG tuning.   It was good but
it wasn't right, the sound wasn't what I wanted.

So, I swapped the standard 50 - 105 strings for Power Slinky 55 - 110 strings for detuned DGCF tunings.
I adjusted the truss rod and intonation, suddenly this standard bass was in perfect pitch and
had a beautiful action, it's totally gig ready!

Often guitars have major issues when players don't adjust their instrument to the right
string gauge and tuning. Your guitar or bass may feel fine at the beginning
if you change the string gauge or adjust  the tuning, but, over time the neck
could warp out of shape and throw your intonation right out of the window.

String set up is arguably the most important element to a guitar or bass,
if you're not set up right, you're gonna have a bad time!