are different strings easier to do slides on?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by draginon, Dec 8, 2005.

  1. draginon


    Oct 4, 2004
    I've played with roundwound nickel strings my entire bass career. I see guys doing these rapid slides that sound similar to bends and pulling them off with ease and I'm wondering if they use a different type of strings. Are certain types or brands of strings easier to do slides on?
  2. slapcracklepop


    Jun 28, 2005
    Boston, MA
    Coated strings are probably naturally easier to slide on

    like Elixir
  3. I can tell you that DR Nickel Lo-Riders are much easier to slide on than Hartke nickel roundwounds, as I happen to have both kinds on the same bass at the moment :scowl: . Yes, I too like DR.