Suggestions for an Ibby SR506?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Zelcova_X, Jan 5, 2014.

  1. Zelcova_X


    Jan 1, 2014
    I've searched around for a couple hours now and haven't found a clear answer. I have found that I would prefer roundwound nickel strings, but I see mixed reviews about what brands. I have a 2006 Ibanez SR506, I play mostly rock and metal, and I play both finger-plucking and picking. Most of the songs (but not all) I learn are by Megadeth, so any that would help emulate Ellefson's sound would be great.
  2. makanudo


    Dec 26, 2008
  3. Zelcova_X


    Jan 1, 2014
  4. Paul New

    Paul New Supporting Member

    Jun 1, 2004
    deepest alabama
    You will love stainless Rotosound Swing bass, the .035 to 0.130 set.

    Caution: they eat frets, and go dead pretty quick, but for that brand of rock, anything else is a compromise.

    D'Addario EXL170-6 are a good nickel-wound compromise. That's the set i have on mine.
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  6. Thomas Kievit

    Thomas Kievit Supporting Member

    May 19, 2012
    My advice : get somehing a bit heavier than a .130 for the low B to avoid floppyness. I prefer a .140 but it's something you have to like of course ;-)
  7. Zelcova_X


    Jan 1, 2014

    Thanks for the advice, got some D'addario EXL165-6's that are .032-.135 and I'm loving that it took most if not all of the floppiness out. Especially on the B string, it used to vibrate so much I couldn't play it on the first fret. Stinking .128 lol. ;)
  8. Thomas Kievit

    Thomas Kievit Supporting Member

    May 19, 2012
    Haha yeah .128 is a bit loose, so .135 is a better fit :) Glad you like them.
  9. JellinWellen


    Oct 18, 2012
    Houston Tx
    Never had a fret issue with SS rotos, also they lose that initial brightness pretty quickly. But what remains is still a very nice and bright string. Usually you can make 1 pack last a month and a half-2 months.

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