acoustic bass strings

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Freaky Fender, Jul 13, 2001.

  1. Hi. can anyone tell me why there or speical strings for acoustic bass? why don't we just put on some GHS?
     
  2. Ari Schor

    Ari Schor

    Mar 3, 2000
    Montreal
    Well, people seem to use special strings (bronze) which give more brightness and a looser feel. I would put a set of flats in them just to see.
     
  3. jimclark68

    jimclark68

    Dec 16, 2000
    Morganton, NC
    The only real acoustic strings I can stand are Elixirs. However, I'm currently using Thomastik-Infeld Jazz flats on my Tacoma CB-10, even though they're electric strings. They sound great, they are the perfect blend of the best qualities of rounds and flats (on an acoustic).
     
  4. TheBassPreacher

    TheBassPreacher Supporting Member

    Jul 7, 2000
    White Deer, TX
    The main reason I use bronze strings is because they are looser... which is a lot especially since the action on an acoustic is a bit higher.