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 Post subject: Acoustic Fretless Strings....
PostPosted: September 27th, 2019, 6:07 pm 
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Hey Guys - I have an inexpensive 5-string fretless bass that I've had for a couple of years now, and would like to put a string set on it that has low tension, so as not to pull too hard on the neck, or bow the top (had that happen to another bass)... of course flats would be preferred... what sayest y'all? :)

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PostPosted: September 28th, 2019, 3:59 am 
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Chrome's on both my acoustics. Lightest gauge I can find. Love 'em


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PostPosted: September 28th, 2019, 10:46 pm 
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tim wrote:
Chrome's on both my acoustics. Lightest gauge I can find. Love 'em


Hey Tim, thanks! What brand will I find those chromes under?

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PostPosted: September 29th, 2019, 4:17 am 
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Sorry, D'Addario:

https://www.fretnation.com/DAddario-Chr ... _9083.html


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PostPosted: September 29th, 2019, 5:36 am 
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Thomastik Infeld Jazz flats are also known for their light string tension. Might be worth a go.

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PostPosted: September 30th, 2019, 2:24 am 
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Thanks Tim and Jeroen... looked both string sets up...

the Daddarios are affordable at $27.99-to-$42.99, and have a tension range of 19-to-29lbs...

the Thomastick Infelds are Expensive at $108.99 (at Musician's Friend), and have a tension range from 34-to-37lbs... So far the Daddario's are in the lead!

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PostPosted: September 30th, 2019, 2:27 am 
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You may want to check out www.stringsandbeyond.com as well.


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paulo wrote:
You may want to check out http://www.stringsandbeyond.com as well.


Thanks Paulo!

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fivebass52 wrote:
the Thomastick Infelds are Expensive


I got my last three sets from Amazon Global Store UK for about $50. (So obviously I like these strings a lot as well.) No issues:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00162ZSW6/


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PostPosted: October 31st, 2019, 9:16 am 
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Fret Nation is the old owner, Jason of Bass Strings Online. Glad he is back!

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PostPosted: October 31st, 2019, 9:44 am 
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Indeed! I've bought three sets of strings from FN already.


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