best bass guitar strings

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by anothercreation, Jul 24, 2009.

  1. anothercreation


    Jun 9, 2009
    NYC, NY
    best bass guitar strings that will last the lingest and have the best sound aka crisp and good for slapping
  2. hakim


    Jan 21, 2009
    New York, NY
    If crisp and brittle is what you like... Ernie Ball Extra slinky (E=95). Have fun...
  3. ...can be found in the string forum :)
  4. dave64o

    dave64o Talkbass Top 10 all time lowest talent/gear ratio! Gold Supporting Member

    Helpful hint ... you probably want to delete this post and ask the question in the Strings forum. Also, asking for "the best" really won't get you an answer you want.

    Regarding the long lasting part, I've used DR Lo Riders and they've lasted a LONG time. I bought another set to replace the stock Slinky's that are still on my two year old Stingray. I also think the Lo Riders sound great for slapping (like the package says , "Lo Riders love to funk!")

    The stock strings that came with my 55-02 also lasted the two years I had the bass and still sounded great when I sold it. They would have been Lakland's stock stainless steel strings, I think GHS makes them.