Beginner looking for new strings

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Deception, Mar 10, 2006.

  1. Deception


    Feb 9, 2006
    I just broke my A string last night. I bought my bass used and didnt replace the strings at first cuase i am just learning though since now i need new strings what should i get, i want some thats easy to play and has a nice rock sound to it. And i know niothing about strings really.
  2. georgestrings

    georgestrings Banned

    Nov 5, 2005
    I've had good luck with GHS Boomer mediums....

    - georgestrings
  3. Slater

    Slater Bye Millen! Hello?

    Apr 17, 2000
    The Great Lakes State
    I would recommend D'Addario XL 170s. They are good versatile strings and not too expensive. Also, many players are familiar with them, so if you don't care for them, you can tell us what you don't like, and we can point you in the right direction for your next set...
  4. flatwoundfender


    Feb 24, 2005
    get some fender 9050s the 105-55 set, they won't break.
  5. Deception


    Feb 9, 2006
    I ended up getting Rotosound swing bass 66 heavy gauge (50-110)

    Thats what the guy at the store recommened so i said what the hell. Im trying them out. But already huge difference from the old crappy strings that came with the bass
  6. Thursday


    Nov 24, 2005
    Bronx, New York
    What type of bass you have?
  7. Deception


    Feb 9, 2006
    a Samick p-j bass model number cb - 630tbl
  8. OnlyMe


    Feb 16, 2006
    Kontich / Belgium
    The Roto's will serve you well. Good choice.
  9. jamesblue

    jamesblue Supporting Member

    Mar 27, 2005
    Central Maryland
    GHS boomers age good, but I'd try DR Sunbeams or DR Fat Beams 40-100s. I'd stay away from 45-105 stings until your hands get stronger, but if you de-tune you will need 105s.
  10. Obese Chess

    Obese Chess I'm Your New Dad

    Sep 4, 2005
    Portland, OR
    Good call, Jamesblue. I was about to recommend some Knucklehead "Chunky"s, but those have a .120 E string. So, for rock, use the Roto's or Blue Steels.

    I've found that boomers don't keep their tone for too long.