Steve Harris P with Rounds
I just purchased the Steve Harris P. Great instrument. It came with Those SH signature "tension wire" flats. I took them off after the initial "out of the MF box" jam. I installed EB Super Slinks. I usually like flats on a P but I'm feeling rounds. The Slinks are okay, but I find myself back in the market for a good round (For my P. It's a little punchier than the avg. P). Most importantly, one that sounds good on a P.
Disclaimer: Sorry if this thread has been done (I searched)
I know, "its subjective."
I know, Slinky's suck. (Not really)
I know "it's what sounds good to my ears."
Anyone have any suggestions? I'm actually excited to match strings for this bass. P Lovers...Asssemmmmble!
I usually play Chromes flats on my Pbass but did try DR Sunbeams for about 6 months and loved them.
In order least bright to most bright, in my experience:
Fender Pure Nickels
La Bella Steels
Can't go wrong with any of them, just a matter of preference. All sound great on a P.
I bet Sunbeams would be killer on a P.
Its a matter of life and taste
Try the Rotosound RS66 set. Let the bass sit out on a stand for a few days as you play the strings in. Mine last forever too. The tone knob is your friend.
As always YRMV.
I think you'll be happy.
I really like D'Addario nickels on my P's. They sound great, they last a long time, and they're dirt cheap.
My PJ will never have anything but DR Hi- Beams on it, nothing else hits the right balance of aggressive/smooth/nice.
Hahahaha totally digging the Maiden reference :bassist:
Try some Rotosound SB66 strings for that John Entwistle roar.
Ernie Ball Cobalt Slinkys
Rotosound pressure wounds. They don't eat your frets like the Swingbass and sound good out of the box and really, really good after about a year.
By the way, does anyone know why Harris uses flats in the first place? Seems an odd choice for an aggressive metal bassist.
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