Precision Bass...What type of strings?

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  1. LandonMV

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    What do you guys think? For Classic Rock
  2. metalhead398

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    Probably rounds. Depends on what type of music you play?
  3. LazyGecko

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    I recently bought Ernie Ball rounds but I prefer DR flats
  4. M0ses

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    Literally any strings could be right.
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  6. klokker

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    True of course. I like DR lo-riders for classic rock. A high tension string with good mids.
  7. RyanJD

    RyanJD Supporting Member

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    This.
    I had an epiphany a while back that there is not a best string type for a certain genre.
    Some maybe match better, but really, both main types (flats and rounds) are capable of achieving whatever you need.
    They just do it differently.
    It's all about play style.

    That being said, preference is a big deal here.
    It comes down to whatever you like better.
  8. LandonMV

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    Are they flats or rounds?
  9. tedsalt

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    Lo Riders are round wound constructed on a hexagonal core. I like 'em on my jazz and streamer. From posts I have observed in the past, it seems alot of people use Chrome flatwounds on P's
  10. LandonMV

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    Thanks, I will look into them!
  11. soulman969

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    For Rounds I'd agree with the DR Lo Riders and for Flats either LaBella Deep Talkin' Flats or GHS Precision Flats if you want a real old school thump. The best choice though may be in the middle. GHS Pressure Wounds sit right in between the two.

    To me they're a very mellow round wound with outer windings that are smoother and more noise free than a round wound. They still retain much of a round wounds tonal versatility and clarity but they're also on the mellower end of the tonal spectrum and very responsive to different playing styles and EQ.

    If there was only one string I could play on both my basses that would be it. They're worth a serious look.
  12. JimmyM

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    I use D'addario XL's on mine. Fine by me.
  13. DogBone

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    Yep, me too.

    Great tone for the wide variety of covers and standards I play in my Blues/Rock band.

    Plus they're priced right and available pretty much anywhere.


    But hey, it's a Precision, you'll have to try real hard to find a set of strings that won't sound good on it. :cool:
  14. Jensby design

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    Makes sense, for Classic Rock you would want to stay away from anything that would give you a modern tone :ninja:
  15. pedroims

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    I like rounds nickel, right now I have sunbeams in my P and I am very happy.
  16. Nashrakh

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    Classic Rock is such a broad classification that it cannot be associated with one single sound. Choose what you like best.
  17. One Drop

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    Rotosound Swingbass rounds sound great, can go from the Who to more thumpy and fat supporting tones with the roll of the tone knob, and sound great with varying levels of distortion.
  18. Clouz

    Clouz The Ayatollah of Jack and Cola Supporting Member

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    Dark Horse Stainless Rounds
  19. Salamenster

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    These:

    (The last riff played is Black Dog by LZ)
  20. Gorn Captain

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    DR Hellborgs
  21. Groove Doctor

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    Roto Rounds my fave - very growly, but I can't play 3 sets on them as they are rough on my fingers.
    D'Addario XL rounds prob best all rounder.

    Pick:
    - Sadowsky SS Flats my fave (40-100 detuned a semitone) - solid thumpy with some bite.
    - TI JF's give a 'tangy' tone that sound superb in studio, thru IEM's, and thru FOH, but can sound a bit subdued thru certain bass rigs.




    Dislike:
    - Never liked the FEEL of Chromes or Pyramids.
    - I don't use Tapewounds on my P Basses coz I already have them on my RA Mouse and my Takamine B10 Acoustic.
    - Groundwounds - the overtones sound 'out of tune' to me, great sound new but sound lifeless too quickly.

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