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What kind of strings do you use?

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


  1. Roundwounds

    4,494 vote(s)
    71.7%
  2. Flatwounds

    1,330 vote(s)
    21.2%
  3. Nylons

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

    197 vote(s)
    3.1%
  5. Other

    142 vote(s)
    2.3%
  1. 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. Okay, I should change this to what kind of strings do like on your favorite bass
     
  3. kaboom133

    kaboom133

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

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Disclosures:
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    SIT strings rule! Dammit mods, why haven't you moved this yet?! :p
     
  6. D'adarrio ribbonwound Chromes
     
  7. stainless steel Rotosound swing bass 66's
     
  8. christle

    christle Supporting Member

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

    HD: Likely story ;)

    Dan
     
  9. Flatwound

    Flatwound

    Sep 9, 2000
    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.
     
  10. Killdar

    Killdar

    Dec 16, 2002
    Portland Maine
    hmmm....what kind of strings....I like the ones that go on a bass....anything on a bass is spiffy :cool:
     
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  11. 5stringDNA

    5stringDNA

    Oct 10, 2002
    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
     
  12. Davehenning

    Davehenning

    Aug 9, 2001
    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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  13. 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:
     
  14. Flats, and the deader the better.
     
  15. moley

    moley

    Sep 5, 2002
    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.
     
  16. 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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  17. <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.
     
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  18. 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.
     
  19. Thomastik-Infeld Jazz Flats on my Warwick Pro M.