What strings?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by H3nchman, Jan 25, 2013.

  1. H3nchman


    Oct 28, 2012
    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?
  2. Gorn Captain

    Gorn Captain Supporting Member

    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    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


    Nov 27, 2011
    +! 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.
  4. 73jbass

    73jbass Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 17, 2004
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  6. Gorn Captain

    Gorn Captain Supporting Member

    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
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  7. +1 Beautiful sounding strings, and they do last.
  8. dawsonabd


    Jan 25, 2013
    how do i post my own question? im new to this sight and am a little confused
  9. Andy_D


    Nov 28, 2009
    Corpus Christi, TX
    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,.
  10. +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


    Oct 24, 2006
    Roto Nexus are amazing strings.
  12. audioglenn

    audioglenn Supporting Member

    Jul 14, 2012
    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


    Dec 25, 1999
    Not to be a sm@rt@zz, but then why do you change them?
  14. H3nchman


    Oct 28, 2012
    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?