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Best Strings for CCM

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by azbazz, Apr 18, 2006.


  1. azbazz

    azbazz

    Mar 13, 2006
    Arizona
    I have a MTD 535, medium ash body, spalted maple top, wenge/wenge neckfingerboard. I play contemporary christian music. I play through an SWR 750x, with a superb house system and audio tech who sets eveything up.

    What would be the best strings to use that would produce a warm sound and still cut through the mix?

    Thanks
     
  2. zachbass02

    zachbass02 One Hairy....squatch. Supporting Member

    Jan 3, 2005
    Nashville, TN
    Elixers
     
  3. Minger

    Minger

    Mar 15, 2004
    Rochester, NY
    I second Elixirs - no bright new string tone, but they're steady with their tone - thumpy, more lower midrange I think.
     
  4. azbazz

    azbazz

    Mar 13, 2006
    Arizona
    Two votes for Elixirs....haven't tried them but I do like your description of "steady with their tone - thumpy more lower mid range"
     
  5. Minger

    Minger

    Mar 15, 2004
    Rochester, NY
    Well, thats how they sound to me. Highs really are just kind of muted, but I liked it because I didn't have to deal with the brightness.

    Maybe someone can give you more insight, this is just what I've been using sincethey had the Elixir trial a bit back.
     
  6. TheEmptyCell

    TheEmptyCell Bearded Dingwall Enthusiast Banned

    I really love Elixirs. The tone, as mentioned, is never 'new string', but a little more broken in. This, however, is perfect for me. The high end is a little muted, but IMO, it gives a little better control over the tone with your attack and EQing. Sadly, they cost a pretty penny, and I play a 6 string bass tuned EADGCF, so I'll need to order a 6er set and get a single guitar string for the F.

    Only gripe is the B isn't taught enough for me, but I don't tune to B anymore anyways.
     
  7. azbazz

    azbazz

    Mar 13, 2006
    Arizona
    Hopefully the B isn't floppy? I do not like a floppy B string....I can live with "not taught". Based on all of your input...Elixirs do sound like what I am looking for....I did notice that they were more on the expensive side for strings.
     
  8. TheEmptyCell

    TheEmptyCell Bearded Dingwall Enthusiast Banned

    Well, if you've got a 35" scale, you'll have no problems. And since you won't have to replace them as often, the price is pretty much justified.
     

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