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Best bright slap tone?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by cousinofmurloc, Apr 2, 2014.

  1. cousinofmurloc


    Feb 24, 2014
    Hey guys I'm somewhat new to playing and I recently got a new pair of EB Super Slinky. But I was wondering about other strings. I really like the bright sound and a good slap tone is needed too. I've heard GHS Boomers and D'arddio XL are good too. Any recommendations would be appreciated!
  2. Stone Soup

    Stone Soup

    Dec 3, 2012
    The slap players I know seem to like stainless steel strings, more than the nickel strings you have mentioned. DR High Beams, DR Fat Beams and D'Addario Pro Steels, are the sets I hear about the most.
  3. Mystic Michael

    Mystic Michael Hip No Ties

    Apr 1, 2004
    New York, NY
    ^ What he said. Of that short list, Hi-Beams and ProSteels would be right at the top. Hi-Beams if you prefer the flexibility of a round core, and the slightly smoother tone & feel of a compression winding; ProSteels if you want the tighter tension and more aggressive growl of a hex core string with genuine roundwound outer wrap.

  4. Jon Moody

    Jon Moody Commercial User

    Sep 9, 2007
    Kalamazoo, MI
    Manager of Digital Brand Development and Product Development at GHS Strings
    Another +1 for steels. While you can arguably slap on any set of strings you have, the character and tonalities that people usually want are found in steel strings.

    My favorite for slap are either our Super Steels or Progressives. If I want a beefier sound, I'll use Boomers.