Guitar String Tension


String Tension - Bass Guitar Strings

Nickel Plated Steel Bass: String Tension for Tuning

Tensions shown below are an approximation. All tensions are based upon a particular scale length (Long=34" or Extra Long=36") and standard tuning.

 

Part No. Gauge Scale Length G-1 D-2 A-3 E-4 Total
14002 Super Light/Long Scale Strings 34" .040 .060 .075 .095
String Tension (lbs) 34 42 36 34 146
14052 Light/Long Scale 34" .045 .065 .080 .100
String Tension (lbs) 41 46 44 36 166
14077 Medium/Long Scale 34" .045 .065 .085 .105
String Tension (lbs) 41 46 48 40 175
14087 Medium/Extra Long Scale 36" .045 .065 .085 .105
String Tension (lbs) 46 51 54 45 196
14102 Heavy/Long Scale 34" .050 .070 .085 .105
String Tension (lbs) 48 56 48 40 192
      G-1 D-2 A-3 E-4 B-5
14202 Light/Long Scale 34" .045 .065 .080 .100 .130
String Tension (lbs) 41 46 44 36 33 199

Stainless Steel Bass: String Tension for Tuning

Tensions shown below are an approximation. The tuning is given for a particular scale length (Long=34) and standard tuning.

 

Part No. Gauge Scale Length G-1 D-2 A-3 E-4   Total
14652 Light/Long Scale Strings 34" .045 .065 .080 .100
String Tension (lbs) 43 48 42 35   168
14677 Medium/Long Scale 34" .045 .065 .085 .105
String Tension (lbs) 43 48 49 40   180
      G-1 D-2 A-3 E-4 B-5
14777 Medium w/Light B /Long Scale 34" .045 .065 .085 .105 .130
String Tension (lbs) 43 48 49 40 33 213
14877 Medium w/ Super Light B /Long Scale 34" .045 .065 .085 .105 .125
String Tension (lbs) 43 48 49 40 33 213