That was tough to squeaze into the subject heading.
What I mean is, I like the overall tone of the stock strings that came on my Squier Vintage Modified Jazz 70's bass, but I was wondering if there is another brand/type that sound the same, feel the same, but maybe last a bit longer?
I recently FINALLY changed the stock strings on my VMJ to some DR Stainless Steel Lo Riders (a 5 string set I've had kicking around for several years, brand new). I just put them on because I had them, no other reason.
I typically detune to C#-F#-B-E because I'm a huge wuss and I prefer the lower tension of the detuning. I've also come to like the low C# thing.
But these DRs kinda sound ~fonky~ ... very piano-like, I can hear the overtones quite a lot. I haven't decided if that is a good thing yet or not. They seem to have a different resonant freq center (or they ~emphasize~ a different resonant freq center .. whatever the case is ... the friggin freq center of the sound is different than it was with the stock strings ... higher maybe? Like tuning a Parametric EQ to a bit higher midrange freq center .. that sortof thing).
They actually seem a bit more tense than the stock ones did (these DR's are 105-85-65-45). I will say that these DRs don't feel as "raw" as some other SS strings I've used. And they actually tightened up (more perceived tension) as they broke in a bit. The C# doesn't feel as floppy as it did with the stock ones. Dunno ???
So anyhow, is there something that sounds more like the stock ones did? For that matter, what ARE the stock ones anyhow? Just Fender nickles or something?
Feel free to comment about the DRs as well.
I leave you with an enormous ... DUH!
Oh, and btw ... I am into the 70's rock bass ~honk~ .... Thuh Geddeez ... and/or Thuh (Chris) Squirezzz ...
I play finger w/nail style. Sometimes w/pick.