string recommendations for korean skyline glaub

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by lowdowndds, Dec 31, 2012.

  1. lowdowndds


    Jun 16, 2012
    just got this baby, but needs new strings.
    newbie playing beatles, creedence, police, jamerson, etc
    please help & thanks

    p.s. happy, healthy & wealthy new year
  2. labella flatwounds!
  3. mmbongo

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

    Awesome deal on LaBella's right here:

    He has some flats, and a THREE PACK of rounds...a set of nickel, a set of steel, and a set of 52's for the same price as one set of flats.

    Those GHS Progressives for $10 are also PHENOMENAL strings. They don't sound like flats though, if that's what you're after.
    Be aware the E string is exposed core. Not an issue as long as you're not stringing through body.
  4. lowdowndds


    Jun 16, 2012
    bump it up for more ideas
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  6. mmbongo

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

    Well even though I linked to those flats, I personally don't like flats. I just I like to have some life, some zing, some punch to my sound so I use nickel rounds. Someone else suggested flats, and those are a great deal, so there they are :)

    If you like rounds, you are NOT going to find a better deal than either of those others ones I linked...the LaBella 3 pack or the $10 Progressives. Progressives have a nice warm grit to them, nice and punchy.

    If you want flats, those LaBellas are fine or BSO has some light guage GHS flats for $15.

    If you want a cross between flats and rounds, try GHS Pressurewounds. No zing like rounds, but no dead thunk like flats.

    GHS Boomers are brigther than Pressurewounds, but duller and thicker than most other rounds.

    DR Sunbeams are a nice mellow nickel string with round core for lower tension and a nice supple feel. has the best selection I've seen.
  7. waynobass

    waynobass Supporting Member

    Feb 27, 2008
    DR Sunbeams are the best!

    Perfect description, BTW.
  8. DingoBlues


    Dec 17, 2006
    SF Bay Area
    Congrats! I have the same bass in black/maple. I'm presently using D'Addario 40-100 chromes. Perfect for the acoustic Beatles/America/Neil Young stuff I do.

    I tried a few sets of rounds. GHS Boomers, DR nickel Lo-rider, Black Beauties, and Sunbeams. All good sounding strings. Boomers and the Sunbeams were probably my favorite rounds on the Glaub. The Boomers have a bit more low end thump and are a bit stiffer than the Sunbeams.

    The only string that didn't work for me personally were the GHS precison flats.

    Ultimately you'll have to try a few sets yourself to see what feels and sounds best to you.
  9. G On Bass

    G On Bass Supporting Member

    Dec 31, 2007
    Ventura County, CA
    For your description:

    LaBella Flats
    GHS Precision Flats

    In that order.

    P w/flats=LaBella, IMHO.
  10. jasper383

    jasper383 Supporting Member

    Dec 5, 2004
    Durham NC
    Yes, for that music, La Bella 760FL or Fender 9050CL.
  11. Kmonk


    Oct 18, 2012
    South Shore, Massachusetts
    Endorsing Artist: Fender, Spector, Ampeg, Curt Mangan Strings
    I've been using Curt Mangan for several years and am very happy with them. In the past, I've also used DR Marcus Miller Fat Beams.
  12. mccartneyman

    mccartneyman Supporting Member

    Dec 22, 2006
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Managing Editor, Bass Guitars Editor,
    Sadowsky Flats, TI Flats, GHS Precision Flats. If you go round, I prefer nickel rounds over stainless. GHS makes the Rene Martinez Taper Core set that's very nice.
  13. lowdowndds


    Jun 16, 2012