On a 3 string bass what is the best strings to keep from a 4 string pack ? Whats better 3 strings or 2 on a bass ? 

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3 strings gives more range of notes, but 2,3 or 4 strings is up to you. I've done a 3 string using the ADG, and kept the big E string for a one stringer in the future

3 strings gives more range of notes, but 2,3 or 4 strings is up to you. I've done a 3 string using the ADG, and kept the big E string for a one stringer in the future

your  build  and  neck   strength  ,   and scale  length  may     be a   factor   also.  not  only in  guage   but  number of strings  . ie  .. without a truss rod  ..  you  may  want to  go  with  lighter strings , a shorter  scale  ..  or  less strings  .  

I think it will be strong enough for 3 strings . But damn bass strings are huge lol ! Hey Ted what was the scale and wood you used for your 3 string ? I have some white ash and red oak i could use . 

I used a long solid piece of maple, carved neck, rosewood fingerboard, fretless, 34" scale...no cigar box...a walking stick sort of build

Thats AWESOME !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ok so i think my neck will be strong enough . Thanks guys for the info !

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