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Bass Stings

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by HarleyD, Jul 8, 2012.


  1. HarleyD

    HarleyD

    May 8, 2011
    Hey guys, im going to buy some new strings for my Warwick and just wodering what is best for playing metal, I mostly play with fingers, only a pick when my fingers get sore, I want to more away from Ernie Ball strings, I have seen suggestions for Ghs Boomers and Dr Hi Beams, Just wodering what you guys suggest?
    Cheers Harley D
     
  2. MostlyBass

    MostlyBass Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2002
    Oak Park, IL
    I don't play metal but I love Hi Beams stainless. They feel awesome to the fingers and have a wonderfully complex tone. Plenty of clear bottom and nice highs. They don't have that extreme trebly zing that some roundwounds have but they retain their tone.
     
  3. gary m

    gary m

    Jan 17, 2011
    Mid -Atlantic
    Pyramid stainless roundwounds.
     
  4. SS Lo-Riders.

    Or Chromes. Depends on mood.
     
  5. funkybass

    funkybass

    Oct 19, 2006
    Indiana
    DR hi beams.
     
  6. Dr hi beams
     
  7. cfsporn

    cfsporn

    Aug 20, 2011
    New York City
    Ernie Ball Cobalts, Rotosound Swing bass 66 stainless steel, or DR Lo-Riders
     
  8. low2groove

    low2groove Tyranis 4 / Lower Groove Guitars

    Jan 21, 2007
    Dr high beams are what I've been using for years and they are part of MY sound. I don't play metal but I do pretty much play everything else.
     
  9. jamersonburton

    jamersonburton

    Jul 22, 2011
    here's what you do... your drop-infinity strings should all be DR black beauties.

    On a more serious note, i liked Daddario XL nickel rounds. if your fingers get sore, maybe move to a slightly lighter guage to develop a lighter touch and play longer? <-- just a suggestion. Hope this helps
     
  10. HarleyD

    HarleyD

    May 8, 2011
    Thanks guys, I like to play a thicker guage string though, my fingers dont get anywhere as sore as they used to, I like to play a bit of slap inbetween when i went to the music shop a couple of years ago i was told to use the Ernie ball Hybrid Slinkys, I wouldnt mind a string thats both good for slap, metal and be able to handle when i do tune my bass down a few steps, so far im leaning towards the Dr Hi beams side...still not entirely sure, I guess the best thing i can do is try them all out over time and see what i feel suits me best, I am open to all suggestions though Thanks
     
  11. Try the Rotosound SH77 or the SKU: DE-5s, it doesn't get much more metal than that.
     
  12. HarleyD

    HarleyD

    May 8, 2011
    I might have to order them from overseas, I haven't seen them signature ones here in Melbourne (Australia) are the Dr Neons any good? or just a gimick because they are Neon coloured?
     
  13. I'm pretty sure you can find'em in Australia, the DR Neons are just like any other string, in my experience they sounded just like any other DR string the same gauge.
     
  14. musicman666

    musicman666

    Sep 11, 2011
    ca
    Dean Markley Blue Steels.......Wheres the love?
     
  15. HarleyD

    HarleyD

    May 8, 2011
    Yeah you can get Dr Neons here but I havent seen the"Red Devils" I just ordered some from the US only cost me $36 AUD, cheapest I have seen the Dr Neons here for are $55, I called a music shop earlier and asked how much the Dr Hi Beams were, trying to get a better deal.. they wanted $80! i just laughed and said ill get them somewhere else... what a joke. Anyway ill try these Red Devils as a trial, then ill check out the other suggested strings gradually
     
  16. Garret Graves

    Garret Graves website- ggravesmusic.com Gold Supporting Member

    May 20, 2010
    Arcadia, Ca
    Bass st(r)ings
     

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