What strings?

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  1. H3nchman

    H3nchman

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    I am quite new to the bass world, and am constantly learning new things. I own a Schecter Stiletto elite 4, with EMG pickups. What strings do you guys recommend. I bought a set of DR Nickel wounds. They were low gauge 45-100. They were great strings, but they went dead fast. In Sacramento the summer is hot, and my hands sweat a lot. Does the moisture affect the string life?
    -Thanks
     
  2. Gorn Captain

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    If you sweat like a hog like I do, you might wanna go with coated strings. Roundwounds have grooves for schmutz to get in, which deadens the strings. GHS pressure wounds might be a good choice. They're rounds that get ground down so the grooves are less pronounced. Or flats which are schmutz-proof.
     
  3. hotbass57

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    +! Try some DR coated strings like Black Beauties, etc. Look great and sound good. Check em at www.bassstringsonline.com. tell Jason ur a member for VIP discount pricing.
     
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    + a googleplex
     
  7. Solarmist

    Solarmist Supporting Member

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    +1 Beautiful sounding strings, and they do last.
     
  8. dawsonabd

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    how do i post my own question? im new to this sight and am a little confused
     
  9. Andy_D

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    DR Dragons Skins really brought my Peavey Cirrus to life. I'm pretty impressed with them for coated strings. I've had and have Elixers. I like the Dragon skins better,.
     
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    +1

    I use DR Highbeams and DR Black Beauties on my Cirrus' and Skjolds. The BB's are not quite as aggressive as the HB's, but they still really sing fro low to high and the tone you start with is damn-near the same tone you'll have when you put on new ones.

     
  11. Deaky

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    Roto Nexus are amazing strings.
     
  12. audioglenn

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    Besides trying different strings, be sure that you do a thorough job of wiping down your strings after each rehearsal. Wrap the cloth around each string individually and wipe the complete length of the string. This prevents the sweat and oil from your hands from building up and drying on the strings.
     
  13. Luckydog

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    Not to be a sm@rt@zz, but then why do you change them?
     
  14. H3nchman

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    Thanks guys; I will either go with the DR BBs or the GHS Pressurewounds. Anyone know of a music shop or person that sets up basses in the Roseville/Folsom, CA area?
     

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