New Bass Strings

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by thumpmaster, Jan 15, 2014.


  1. thumpmaster

    thumpmaster

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    I have been using Ernie Ball Slinky 45-105 forever. I bought a case of 24 a few years ago, and I finally went through all of them. Now all of basses need new string. I have been looking at the newer EB Cobalt. Has anyone tried these, and are there any other strings I should look at? Oh yeah, I play mainly in an 80's cover band, but I also do some funk trio instrumental stuff.
  2. jamersonburton

    jamersonburton

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    I have heard mixed opinions on the cobalts. Some suggestions that i have tried:

    *Daddario xl
    *Rotosound swingbass 66 (inconsistent though)
    *daddario chromes (if you want flatwounds)
  3. mmbongo

    mmbongo Chicken Pot Pie. My three favorite things!! Supporting Member

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    Compared to Slinkies, Cobalts will be brighter sounding and rougher feeling. Kinda like Rotosound 66's.

    For the same price as Cobalts I personally like DR Dragon Skins but of course strings are a personal preference.

    Heck, just buy a bunch of different strings and see what you like best! Check out www.bassstringsonline.com where you'll get the best price and selection, plus a TB user discount :)
  4. Lownote38

    Lownote38

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    I use the EB Hybrid Slinky strings (orange pack). They work well for every genre I've used them in, and aren't too bright when you first put them on.
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  6. thumpmaster

    thumpmaster

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    That is exactly what I have been using for the past 10 years or so. I was just curious if there was anything else out there. I have the EB Hybrids on every bass that I own. That would be 9 of them.:bassist:
  7. hotbass57

    hotbass57

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    DR Sunbeams rdwnd. nickle are nice strings. Nice tone and feel. not very bright and popular here. I personally like mine.

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