What is the reason 5-sring sets seem to offer differning A strings at .080 and .085?
I get the B string variations, and the ‘light’ or ‘heavy’ overall, but in a set of:
130-100-80-65-45 … why is this difference a thing?
One of the reasons I am asking is that in playing my 5er last night every time I hit the A string I went “hmmm, don’t like that tone much” and realized the set on there has a .080 A string. Now the connection could be complete rubbish, but as I noted it to be different, it just seemed odd to me.