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Best strings for Fender Modern Player J bass?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by ahhjayy420, Aug 26, 2012.


  1. ahhjayy420

    ahhjayy420

    Feb 28, 2012
    Any recommendations?
     
  2. First thing you need to realize is, there's no "best strings" for a particular bass; it depends entirely on what tone and playing style you're after. Do you want a bright, snappy slap tone? Or maybe more of a warm, fat, old-school R&B sound?
     
  3. ahhjayy420

    ahhjayy420

    Feb 28, 2012
    More of the bright snappy slap tone.
     
  4. For that, you may want to give DR Fat Beams a try:

    http://www.musiciansfriend.com/acce...-mm-45-fat-beams-medium-4-string-bass-strings

    Marcus Miller uses these, so they've definitely got plenty brightness for slapping and popping, but I also like that they have enough warm low end if you need to dig deeper down for rock and blues. They're pretty affordable too; typically $25-30 unlike Fenders or D'Addarios that usually run $30-40.

    That's just my own opinion, hope it helps.
     
  5. Marton

    Marton

    Sep 20, 2005
    Quebec
    DR cheaper than D'addarios ? They're about twice the price.
     
  6. They might've been on sale when I got mine.
     

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