Wednesday, 02 July 2008
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Hi folks, I looked around the Dingwall site and did some Googling, but I was unable to find the answer for this question: what are the gauges of the Dingwall strings? Is there info somewhere on the site I missed? I'm curious about the gauges of both the 5 and 6 string sets. Thanks for any info! ~ Jj
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C - .030" G - .045" D - .055" A - .075" E - .095" B - .127"
13 years ago
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Hi Sheldon, Just to clarify, is that the gauges for a "standard" set of strings? Are the strings labelled light gauge for Voodoo basses the same? Sorry for the Noob question, I've only had a Dinger for two days now, so not that familiar with some of the details. :) Cheers, EG
13 years ago
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That [i:13dfa8ju][b:13dfa8ju]is[/b:13dfa8ju][/i:13dfa8ju] the set of Dingwall strings. Just the one gauge specifically designed for these basses.
13 years ago
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Cool, thanks. EG
13 years ago
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There was some talk about developing a set of flatwounds, but I think Sheldon has been busy with basses these days! :wink:
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[quote="evilgus":1exa1e9x]Hi Sheldon, Are the strings labelled light gauge for Voodoo basses the same? Sorry for the Noob question, I've only had a Dinger for two days now, so not that familiar with some of the details. :) Cheers, EG[/quote:1exa1e9x] That was the same question I had when I got my first Dingwall. I don't know why the strings are labelled "light guage". As far as I know, there is only one set of gauges for Dingwall strings.
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[quote="Sheldon Dingwall":2ic9gdkl]C - .030" G - .045" D - .055" A - .075" E - .095" B - .127"[/quote:2ic9gdkl] Thanks for the reply, Sheldon! I was concerned about the gauges (I hate too-heavy strings), but those gauges are right where I like 'em
13 years ago
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[quote="Smallmouth_Bass":1qmrqenc]There was some talk about developing a set of flatwounds, but I think Sheldon has been busy with basses these days! :wink:[/quote:1qmrqenc] I got some sample sets in. They were too short on the B. I'll test them as best as I can and have the manufacturer make adjustments. [quote="Dingbat":1qmrqenc]I don't know why the strings are labelled "light guage".[/quote:1qmrqenc] This gives the non-tech types a point of reference.
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[quote="Sheldon Dingwall":1wr0kzrs]I got some sample sets in. They were too short on the B. I'll test them as best as I can and have the manufacturer make adjustments.[/quote:1wr0kzrs] I'd be happy to test a set of these "reject" flats on my SJ! :) Mark
13 years ago
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[quote="Sheldon Dingwall":1rfiuxss] [quote="Dingbat":1rfiuxss]I don't know why the strings are labelled "light guage".[/quote:1rfiuxss] This gives the non-tech types a point of reference.[/quote:1rfiuxss] They feel very easy on both hands; it's like they defy their size and feel smaller. Even the 0.045" G feels lighter, yet they sound wonderfully balanced, defined and full
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[quote="fullrangebass They feel very easy on both hands; it's like they defy their size and feel smaller. Even the 0.045" G feels lighter, yet they sound wonderfully balanced, defined and full[/quote] +1 on that. They do feel lighter but still, as Fullie said, very well balanced!
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Sheldon & Co. I have a question in regards to gauges of your original Dingwall strings: This morning, before I've even found this post, ([size=85:3nf36eka][i:3nf36eka]I see, said the blind man[/i:3nf36eka][/size:3nf36eka]) I've used a vernier to check the gauge of the strings my ABZ 5 was delivered with and this is exactly as said above: G - .045" D - .055" A - .075" E - .095" B - .127" However, the day after I bought the bass, I went back to the dealer to buy 2 spare sets of Dingwall strings, and these were the only gauges he stocked in 5 strings and they are: Voodoo Bass 5- strings set purple circled V - Light Gauge Stainless and the gauge is: G - .045" D - .055" A - .075" E - .095" B - .130" <<=== instead of .127 is that + .003 difference on the B string gauge going to make a lot of difference in terms of action and more importantly in sound delivery, i.e. will it be louder and will I need to move the pickups slightly away (down) from the strings? Finally can you please tell me how many different gauges of 5 strings are there available, are the packaging color coded? Thank you very much in advance
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The difference on the B string is not that big of a deal. I read that Sheldon changed the gauge to .127 and didn't change the packaging. [quote="Grand Wazoo":hox6zgv3]Sheldon & Co. I have a question in regards to gauges of your original Dingwall strings: This morning, before I've even found this post, ([size=85:hox6zgv3][i:hox6zgv3]I see, said the blind man[/i:hox6zgv3][/size:hox6zgv3]) I've used a vernier to check the gauge of the strings my ABZ 5 was delivered with and this is exactly as said above: G - .045" D - .055" A - .075" E - .095" B - .127" However, the day after I bought the bass, I went back to the dealer to buy 2 spare sets of Dingwall strings, and these were the only gauges he stocked in 5 strings and they are: Voodoo Bass 5- strings set purple circled V - Light Gauge Stainless and the gauge is: G - .045" D - .055" A - .075" E - .095" B - .130" <<=== instead of .127 is that + .003 difference on the B string gauge going to make a lot of difference in terms of action and more importantly in sound delivery, i.e. will it be louder and will I need to move the pickups slightly away (down) from the strings? Finally can you please tell me how many different gauges of 5 strings are there available, are the packaging color coded? Thank you very much in advance[/quote:hox6zgv3]
11 years ago
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We just have the one guage. We'll re-do the packaging when we re-do all the graphics. The string on your bass now is a .127".
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[quote="Sheldon Dingwall":2qbkylms]We just have the one guage. We'll re-do the packaging when we re-do all the graphics. The string on your bass now is a .127".[/quote:2qbkylms] Great, thank you for clarifying.
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