What kind of strings do you use?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by bryan bailey, Mar 7, 2003.


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Preferred String Type

  1. Roundwounds

    4,369 vote(s)
    72.1%
  2. Flatwounds

    1,270 vote(s)
    21.0%
  3. Nylons

    96 vote(s)
    1.6%
  4. Compression, 1/2, groundwound (either or)

    188 vote(s)
    3.1%
  5. Other

    138 vote(s)
    2.3%
  1. bryan bailey

    bryan bailey

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    Location:
    North Kingstown, Rhode Island
    Strings that is, I love pure nickel round wounds, and nickel plated round wounds. Whats yours?


    EDIT BY JASONBRAATZ:

    Post what kinds of string you use, what bass you use them on, and your thoughts on the sound.
  2. luisnovelo

    luisnovelo

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    Apr 3, 2001
    Location:
    Guadalajara, México
    D'addario XL's.
  3. bryan bailey

    bryan bailey

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    Location:
    North Kingstown, Rhode Island
    Okay, I should change this to what kind of strings do like on your favorite bass
  4. kaboom133

    kaboom133

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    Oct 19, 2001
    Location:
    Latrobe PA
    i like Ernie Ball roundwounds on my p-bass.
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  6. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

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    Apr 21, 2000
    Location:
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Disclosures:
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    SIT strings rule! Dammit mods, why haven't you moved this yet?! :p
  7. FLOYDtheBARBER

    FLOYDtheBARBER

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    Nov 5, 2002
    Location:
    Braintree, Massachusetts, USA
    D'adarrio ribbonwound Chromes
  8. Nick Bibeault

    Nick Bibeault

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    Jan 10, 2001
    Location:
    Houston, TX!
    stainless steel Rotosound swing bass 66's
  9. christle

    christle Supporting Member

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    Jan 26, 2002
    Location:
    Winnipeg, MB
    TI Flats on my Jazz and my P-Special (biggest tone differnce for the Squire).

    HD: Likely story ;)

    Dan
  10. Ryan Berry

    Ryan Berry

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    Dec 1, 2001
    Location:
    Merrimack, NH
  11. Flatwound

    Flatwound

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    Sep 9, 2000
    Location:
    San Diego
    So far, I'm totally diggin' TI Jazz Rounds. Bought them very slightly used from a TalkBasser. Didn't like the B and got a new one from the Dude. The new B sounds great.
  12. Killdar

    Killdar

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    Dec 16, 2002
    Location:
    Portland Maine
    hmmm....what kind of strings....I like the ones that go on a bass....anything on a bass is spiffy :cool:
  13. 5stringDNA

    5stringDNA

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    Oct 10, 2002
    Location:
    Englewood, CO
    Those strings are DOPE! I love them! My secodn fav strings are D'Addario ground-wounds. I love them both, its an even split for me. But roundwounds? blah, no thanx. :p
  14. Davehenning

    Davehenning

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    Location:
    Los Angeles
    every bass sounds different depending on the strings you put on it....

    For my tastes....I find that some basses react better to certain kinds of string.

    Ex. GHS on my jazz basses
    Ernieball on "other basses"

    D'Adarrio on my 12 string Hamers

    Labella Supersteps on my 5's

    and so on........
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  15. BIg O

    BIg O

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    Location:
    Kitchener, ON, Canada
    Now I feel better.;)

    So I vote roundwounds - I use DR Hi-Beams on my F Bass BN6 and BNF4, LaBella Supersteps on my F Bass Studio, and DR Marcus Miller Fatbeams on my MIA Jazz V.
    :bassist:
  16. John K.

    John K. Guest

    Flats, and the deader the better.
  17. moley

    moley

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    Location:
    Hampshire, UK
    I'm using rounds on a fretless.

    They give more edge, more growl for playing funk and the like - they also give nice mwah.
  18. bryan bailey

    bryan bailey

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    Location:
    North Kingstown, Rhode Island
    Fender sure makes a decent set of strings, I have pure nickels on my squier and superbass nickel plated on my TBC:)
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  19. Walbodiddy

    Walbodiddy

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    Mar 1, 2003
    Location:
    Southern California
    <rant> I once tried a set of Fender Nylons... worst tone I've ever heard!! Awful! Horrible! EWWW! </rant>

    I just had to get that out. Sorry.
  20. jasonbraatz

    jasonbraatz

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    Oct 18, 2000
    Location:
    San Francisco, CA
    i use DR lo-riders (stainless) on my SS2, and DR hi-beams on my fretless thumb 6.

    these are the growliest strings i've ever heard, and that's what i like. i like the hibeams flexibility on the fretless and the loriders stiffness on the fretted for good dig-in ability.
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  21. Donne Demarest

    Donne Demarest

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    May 4, 2001
    Location:
    Sebastopol, CA
    Thomastik-Infeld Jazz Flats on my Warwick Pro M.

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