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Post Heavy gauge strings on the Railboard?
I'm curious about heavy gauge strings on the railboard. Anyone using them?

I'm also considering dropping down to medium gauge, with a new Railboard, but I really feel that I'll be missing out on that articulation from string 8 -9 esp, (ten string). I just love that high bass response in that gauge.

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Post Re: Heavy gauge strings on the Railboard?
Stickrad wrote:
I'm curious about heavy gauge strings on the railboard. Anyone using them?

I'm also considering dropping down to medium gauge, with a new Railboard, but I really feel that I'll be missing out on that articulation from string 8 -9 esp, (ten string). I just love that high bass response in that gauge.

Thoughts.

Hmm, interesting...
What tuning are you using?
I'm using the classic ten string tuning and I noticed a low-end loss when I move from string 8 to 9. I assumed my amp's low-end setting needed an adjustment and planned on addressing that issue this weekend.

Have you noticed the same thing or are you worried you will notice the same thing?

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Post Re: Heavy gauge strings on the Railboard?
I no longer have a railboard, but when the 12-string rail board becomes available, I’m ordering it with the heavy gauge strings. I noticed that the heavy gauge strings stay in tune much longer than medium gauge. Bass strings in heavy gauge sound “meaty” and I like that


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Hi Gents.

Markuzz , I'm definitely a fan of the meaty sound of heavy strings. 12 is appealing but the closer string spacing has always been a concern for me. Still, I bet it will be amazing when it comes out.

lminor7, hey mart. Going from7 up to 8-9 string is definitely a step "up" in timbre towards a less dense bass sound, but I've always been happy with that. For me it's 5-6 strings I'm concerned with regarding medium strings. I've recently acquired my dream rig which is a Bose L1 mark 2 with B2 sub and tone match mixer, so absolutely no lack of bass, or anything there. Sorry, showing off , I know.

As far as your own needs are with bass, I'm not sure with whether a SB 8, esp in railboard, might be a solution. I'm not that clear on SB 8 string gauges, the website has it laid out and you could easily get a comparison. You should really check out dual bass reciprocal as a string set up, that's outstanding in the low end. You got me thinking about that again.. :lol:

Do you think I'm on the money regarding strings verses your amp set up? Anyone else had experience with this?

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