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basic string material question

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by bigBbass451, Oct 17, 2004.

  1. bigBbass451


    Apr 9, 2004
    i was just wonderring what kind of sounds you can get with different materials. like nickel and steel. thanks
  2. slugworth

    slugworth Banned

    Jun 12, 2003
    So. Calif.
    First sound should be the click click of your mouse doing a search.
  3. Trevorus


    Oct 18, 2002
    Urbana, IL
    Very. Well. Said.

    Look up top there on that little blue bar, and there is a search button.
  4. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Supporting Member

    As others have said, a search will give you many threads from the past that will answer this question.

    I will give you a short answer so that you may reflect, and decide if you wish to do more research.

    Generally, stainless steel strings are brighter than nickel wound or nickel plated strings.
    Of course, there are also nylon wound strings, chrome flatwound, and phosphor bronze wound. And you have different core shapes, such as hex and round, which affect tone and tension. And the windings themselves, which come in a variety of shapes/finishes.