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What strings do you use

Discussion in 'Roscoe Basses' started by Bassist30, Aug 2, 2006.


  1. Bassist30

    Bassist30 Supporting Member

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    On your Roscoe what strings do you use and why? Especially those who use a B string.
     
  2. Blake Bass

    Blake Bass

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    Good question..

    Gaard,
    What strings are new Roscoes shipped with?
     
  3. maurilio

    maurilio Musician - Owner at Mo's Shop - Tech at Nordstrand Supporting Member

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    By the master Gard himself:
    D'Addario XL 45-130

    Mo'
     
  4. poptart

    poptart

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    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.
     
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  6. lpjiang

    lpjiang Finally a Roscoehead

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    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...
     
  7. Gard

    Gard

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    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....:bag: :eek: )
     
  8. Shiveringbass

    Shiveringbass

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    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.

    Sheers
     
  9. maurilio

    maurilio Musician - Owner at Mo's Shop - Tech at Nordstrand Supporting Member

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    :oops: ooppsss! sorry! :D

    Mo'
     
  10. Gard

    Gard

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    No biggie!

    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! :cool:
     
  11. maurilio

    maurilio Musician - Owner at Mo's Shop - Tech at Nordstrand Supporting Member

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    :D cool!

    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!
    I'll see.

    M
     
  12. Shawnost

    Shawnost It's all about the Hamiltons baby!

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    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 :D ).

    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.:bassist:

    The gauges are 30-45-65-85-105-130.

    Shawn
     
  13. Joel B

    Joel B

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    :bassist: 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.:cool:
     
  14. Dave

    Dave

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    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.
     
  15. Gard

    Gard

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    ...wow, sounds like you live a pretty pampered existance, Sir Joel! ;)
     
  16. Gard

    Gard

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    ...and just how long is a "tim"???

    :bag:


    :D
     
  17. maurilio

    maurilio Musician - Owner at Mo's Shop - Tech at Nordstrand Supporting Member

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    :scowl: master Gard!.... :smug:
     
  18. Gard

    Gard

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    At least my last name isn't "Bates"!

    :eek:

    ;)




    (I had a very close buddy in college who WAS a Bates, poor bastard...he was a pretty damn good bassist too...)
     
  19. Ryan L.

    Ryan L. Moderator Supporting Member

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    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).
     
  20. Bassmanbob

    Bassmanbob Supporting Member

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    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.:rolleyes:
     
  21. Dave

    Dave

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    HEY!! :mad:

    No making fun of me. I was up till 830 this morning, I can have a typo if I want. :D

    Ill fix it for you so its better.
     

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