Toss Me a Recommendation

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by LowNotes1, Nov 5, 2012.


  1. LowNotes1

    LowNotes1

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    I played flats on my Precision for a loooong time, but in recent years put some Fender rounds on it that seem to be reaching the end of their shelf life.

    I'd like to get some new rounds, something I've never tried before. Any recommendations that you've found to be a good match for your Precision? On my other basses, I've mainly used Rotosounds, some DR Black Beauties, and Dean Markley Blue Steels, all of which I liked, and half-rounds, which I didn't - haven't tried any of those on the P, though.
  2. cfsporn

    cfsporn Banned

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    Try some Dean Markley SR2000s.
  3. Phalex

    Phalex Semper Gumby Supporting Member

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    My P-bass loves GHS Brite Flats. They take a gig or so to break in, but once you get past the initial grabby phase they feel great, sound great, and last forever.
  4. steamthief

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  6. bassistjoe93

    bassistjoe93 Supporting Member

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  7. extreme

    extreme

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    My favorite strings by far on a P-bass are Rotosound 66LDs.
  8. Jaco Taco

    Jaco Taco

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  9. mmbongo

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

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    +1 on DR's. Maybe give Sunbeams a shot. They are round core so they have a soft, low tension feel. Great strings.

    Check out Bass Strings Online:
    http://www.bassstringsonline.com/Sunbeams_c_33.html

    Best prices, and you can custom build string sets for whatever you want! You can get a normal set, balanced tension, progressive tension, light top/heavy bottom...whatever you want. Killer.
  10. Malak the Mad

    Malak the Mad Over the River and through the Looking Glass Supporting Member

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    I'm really diggin' the Ernie Ball Cobalts, especially the Super Slinkys (45-100)! I prefer a rather punchy sound and in that regard they have served me very well. I have them on three of my five basses…Regular Slinky, Super Slinky and 5-String Slinky.

    One nice little feature that you don't hear about much is that they take very little time to break in. I always put the E-string (or the B for my fiver) on first. By the time I'm done stringing up the others, that E-string is almost completely ready to go. In a couple of hours they're cocked, locked and ready to rock.

    On a side note, I was almost ready to sell my Squier Standard Jazz bass that wasn't sounding very good to me, despite dropping in a Quarter Pounder pickup. It lacked proper oomph! Before I did something too hasty (after all, I jumped through some serious hoops to get that bass) I decided to swap out the D'addario Light Flats for a set of the Regular Slinkys. Y'know, to give it one last chance. The difference was incredible and I have since backed away from selling her.
  11. Silver Blues

    Silver Blues

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  12. Kmonk

    Kmonk

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    DR makes great strings. I have been using Curt Mangan for several years. Less expensive than some other brands and sound just as good.
  13. Bassamatic

    Bassamatic keepin' the beat since the 60's Supporting Member

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    Ditto here for the Sunbeams. My favorite Roundwound string. Great, mellow sound, perfect for a P.
  14. mbbassmojo

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    I'm digging the EB strings too.

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