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acoustic bass strings

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by jimbob77, Jun 19, 2007.


  1. I own a Michael Kelly Firefly acoustic bass. It is mostly used for bluegrass music. Does anyone recommend certain strings that would give me a somewhat upright bass sound? I don't even know what kind of strings are on there now. I have only played bass for a year or so and I don't know much about strings. All I can say is that these strings feel very rough and kill my fingers. Any help would be GREATLY appreciated.
     
  2. WarriorJoe7

    WarriorJoe7 Inactive

    Mar 12, 2004
    Syracuse, NY
    ALL acoustic bass strings feel weird and leave your fingers greyish... it's the brass (or is it copper) strings (or bronze?)
     
  3. mellobud

    mellobud

    May 17, 2007
    Missouri
    flatwound...if you want smooth, thumpy tone...sacrifices unamplified sound though as they tend to be less bright. Although you never specified the strings you have on right now...if they are rough they sound like roundwounds but you have a fretless and roundwounds are rough on the wood so flatwounds would also take care of that problem too...Im rambling
     
  4. Philbiker

    Philbiker Pat's the best!

    Dec 28, 2000
    Northern Virginia, USA
    LaBella Deep Talkin' Bass nylon tapewounds are popular amongh acoustic bass users. I've tried them, and they're nice, but I like the phosphor bronze strings better personally. Carvin sells the LaBellas at very low prices on their web site.
     
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