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Steve Harris P with Rounds

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Peace Cee, Jan 22, 2013.

  1. Peace Cee

    Peace Cee

    Feb 9, 2011
    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!
     
  2. portlandguy

    portlandguy

    Feb 15, 2011
    Portland, OR
    I usually play Chromes flats on my Pbass but did try DR Sunbeams for about 6 months and loved them.
     
  3. jasper383

    jasper383 Supporting Member

    Dec 5, 2004
    Durham NC
    In order least bright to most bright, in my experience:

    Fender Pure Nickels

    GHS Boomers

    Sunbeams

    Hi Beams

    Rotos

    La Bella Steels


    Can't go wrong with any of them, just a matter of preference. All sound great on a P.
     
  4. Bassist4Eris

    Bassist4Eris Non Serviam Supporting Member

    Aug 11, 2012
    Scotia NY
    I bet Sunbeams would be killer on a P.
     
  5. odin70

    odin70

    Dec 26, 2007
    Oslo, Norway
    Its a matter of life and taste
     
  6. klaus486

    klaus486

    Jun 27, 2009
    portland or
    Disclosures:
    sales geek Portland Music co.
    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.
     
  7. klaus486

    klaus486

    Jun 27, 2009
    portland or
    Disclosures:
    sales geek Portland Music co.
    But then I always wanted my P bass to sound like this -

     
  8. Dave W

    Dave W Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2007
    White Plains
    I really like D'Addario nickels on my P's. They sound great, they last a long time, and they're dirt cheap.
     
  9. kanonfodr

    kanonfodr Supporting Member

    My PJ will never have anything but DR Hi- Beams on it, nothing else hits the right balance of aggressive/smooth/nice.

    Peace,
    Greg
     

  10. Hahahaha totally digging the Maiden reference :bassist:
     
  11. cfsporn

    cfsporn

    Aug 20, 2011
    New York City
    Try some Rotosound SB66 strings for that John Entwistle roar.
     
  12. rolleharris

    rolleharris

    Nov 10, 2002
    Falun Sweden
    Ernie Ball Cobalt Slinkys
     
  13. Mike Sorr

    Mike Sorr Hack with nice gear. Supporting Member

    Oct 24, 2012
    Exit 82, NJ
    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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