Anyone has experience with warwick strings?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by BrandonBass, Jul 22, 2013.

  1. BrandonBass


    May 29, 2006
    I recently got a warwick bass and it came with 'warwick strings' according to its previous owner. Ive always told myself ill change it to slinkys or fatbeams once its died....

    but the funny thing is after 3months of consistent playing it still retained the same sound. The ironic thing is my jazz bass which had its strings changed to slinkys acouple of months back, its strings had gone dull and Ive only left it on the guitar stand all these time.

    Im not sure whether its the fact that ive been using ghs fastfrets before I play or there must be some magic to these strings. They are pretty low tension and sound somewhat like hi beams and they seem to last forever.

    Cos the last time I checked, warwick arent exactly 'top tier' in the strings hierarchy
  2. mmbongo

    mmbongo I have too many basses. Supporting Member

    Yeah Slinky's die in about 10 minutes :)

    I tried Yellow label Warwicks nickels on my Streamer, okay strings just not what I was looking for. They were very mellow with no real snap or zing, sounded pretty much identical to Dunlops, Dean Markley Blue Steel Nickels, Sadowsky Blues, and Rotosound Rotobass..all of which I tested at the same time. The Warwicks definitely did not stand out.
  3. BrandonBass


    May 29, 2006
    I believe the ones I tried was the red labels, that might be the difference? What strings would you recommend though? Ive been using fatbeams for awhile, but always keen to experiment with others.

    I digged the fatbeams its just that i wish they would offer a lighter gauge for fivers
  4. mmbongo

    mmbongo I have too many basses. Supporting Member

    Lighter than 40-120?
    You can also get singles from him if you want to get a 4 string set but with a heavier B.

    I can't imagine going any lighter, they are already very low tension strings.
  5. BrandonBass


    May 29, 2006
  6. IncX


    Jul 23, 2007
    i tried black labels and EMPs ... and while i really wanted to be loyal to the brand, i just found the black labels rough, and the EMPs sticky.

    i switched to DR hi beams and stayed there. and oh, the warwick strings were more high tension than the DRs too.

    however, warwick strings are a lot better than slinky's though ...
  7. mmbongo

    mmbongo I have too many basses. Supporting Member

    Exactly. That's why I love Bass Strings Online, you can get a 40-100 set then buy a heavier B string as a single. I'm not sure if he has FatBeam singles listed, but just email him. He has them.