Jazz Roundwound JR324 - .042 .056 .069 .093
Jazz Roundwound JR364 - .043 .055 .075 .101
Superalloys IN344 - .045 .065 .080 .105
PowerBass EB344 - .047 .068 .080 .107
1. Low end response
2. High end extension
I prefer lighter gauged strings sizewize for left hand and tension wize for the right hand. Only tried DR high beams until now (didn't like the tone - they lack bass/low mid) - would go lower in tension but not extremely lower - I'm playing a very short scale bass. Notice I've neglected the JR344 - (.043 .051 .068 .089) - I suspect it will be too thin sounding and loose on my bass.
The gauge leap between JR324 and JR364 is considerable!
However, when you go lighter, you lose some low end, and I can't afford to lose that, unless any of these Thomastik are an exception.
Smoothness - I just hate touching roundwounds, but like the tone. Tried D'addario Half Rounds and was very disappointed by the tone, but the feel was great.
High end response - My bass is piezo equipped so I don't want the strings to be too bright, but still adaquate for slapping. My playing style:
fast fingerstyle, chords, slapping, tapping.
I need a harmocally rich and frequency balanced tone with as much sustain as possible in order for the bass to excel in all these.
I have a 3-band mid sweep preamp, so I'm quite flexible with shaping, yet the strings has to deliver. However, I don't want to boost bass, hate that rumble from shelf boosting.
Tones that I like: This guy that uses TI rounds
, but I need that fat tone from an E string Paul Turner
's thick yet cutting tone The king
's clear tone all over the neck
Reviews praise all of these strings. There's no way to know how they will react with my bass, but at the moment, JR364 seems best combination of assured bass response and reasonable gauge.
Thank you for you help