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Discussion in 'Roscoe Basses' started by Bassist30, Aug 2, 2006.
On your Roscoe what strings do you use and why? Especially those who use a B string.
What strings are new Roscoes shipped with?
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By the master Gard himself:
D'Addario XL 45-130
Have been meaning to put this same question on the forum myself!
I am using DR HiBeam 45 - 125's recommended by TPB, I was using 45 - 135s. and am very happy with the sound and durability of these strings. Not cheap but worth the money IMO.
I am interested to hear what other Roscoe users play on.
I've tried several other brands on my fretless, and settle down to DR Fat Beams 45-125 now.
IMHO, The Fat Beams got the best parts of DR: Tight Lows & Crisp Highs without the tight string feel.
D'ddario is nice, but the low B feels a little brrrrrrrupy under my hand.
I think I robbed all the stock Fat Beams strings TPB had...
Actually, here are the guages we use (for 6 string, omit strings as appropriate for 5 and 4 strings):
.032 .045 .065 .085 .100 .125
They are indeed D'Addario XL nickel wound strings, however, I am a master of little (it has been suggested I may be one at baiting, but I haven't been fishing in years.... )
I use Ken Smith Stainless strings 045/130 and I'm very happy with those which are affordable and have a good life and the zings I like.
For the record, on MY Roscoe, I have a set of DR Black Beauties, guages as follows:
.030 .045 .065 .085 .105..125
Love 'em to death!
I'm using DM SR2000 M-L on my basses, right now. I guess it's what I'm gonna put on my Roscoe, once it gets here!
The D'Addario XL nickel strings that came on my Roscoe sounded great and frankly changed my opinion of Ni strings in general (so much so that I bought a replacement set...for future use ).
That being said, I am a big fan of DR Low-Riders, just put them on a few weeks ago and am just amazed at the sound and feel.
The gauges are 30-45-65-85-105-130.
I have used just about every brand of string on the market, and the ones mentioned above are all good.
The most amazing string that I have used is the Diadarrio Slow wounds.
They just have a transparent depth to them that none of the others have.
Bright, yet the lows are like a dark cognac on a blustery, rainy night, as you sit by the giant fireplace in your smoking jacket, a hound at your feet, in your castle.
Or something like that. You should try them.
Ive been using DR Lo Rider Nickles on my basses for a while now. Like the sound and feel, they last a long time, and they arent all that expensive.
...wow, sounds like you live a pretty pampered existance, Sir Joel!
...and just how long is a "tim"???
:scowl: master Gard!....
At least my last name isn't "Bates"!
(I had a very close buddy in college who WAS a Bates, poor bastard...he was a pretty damn good bassist too...)
I recently switched to DR High Beams on mine. So far, I am very happy with the results. I like them better than the D'addarios that I had been using (had a couple of sets to use up).
I use D'Addario XLs. I once put Rotosound Round Wounds Swing Bass strings and hated them. They were too bright sounding, and they were course on my fingers.
I just got home from a meeting in Orlando today and stopped by Bass Central. I bought a set of DR Black Beauties for my fretless SKB-3005. Black strings on a black fingerboard should look cool. Funny. I thought that the sound was the most important thing.
No making fun of me. I was up till 830 this morning, I can have a typo if I want.
Ill fix it for you so its better.
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