Best strings for Fender Roscoe Beck 5

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Lancillotto, Jan 22, 2022.

  1. Lancillotto

    Lancillotto

    Jul 15, 2004
    Hi everybody.

    What are, in your opinion, the best string and why for a Fender Roscoe Beck 5?
     
  2. A vague question like that would only get vague responses.

    Here's my vague response... Whatever string that sounds good and feels good to you.
     
  3. Lancillotto

    Lancillotto

    Jul 15, 2004
    You are right, I want to change a little my questione: what are the strings shipped by Fender with this instrument?
     
  4. Slater

    Slater Leave that thing alone.

    Apr 17, 2000
    The Great Lakes State
    Probably Fender 7250-5M
     
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  5. Nebadon2000

    Nebadon2000 Supporting Member

    Sep 20, 2005
    Moyock, North Carolina
    When I bought my Fender Ultra P it had 7250's installed. Planed on changing but Bass sounded great as is.
    Kept them on 9 months then changed to Markbass Ultimate (2.5 times price]

    If all I could ever use is 7250's I would be fine with it.
     
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  6. Lancillotto

    Lancillotto

    Jul 15, 2004
    You are right.

    Here is a photo of my bass documentation!

    photo_2022-01-22_22-34-50-original-strings.jpg
     
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  7. biobass

    biobass Supporting Member

    Sep 16, 2007
    Princeton NJ area
    After trying all kinds of strings, I have settled on T.I. Jazz Rounds for my Roscoe Beck 5. The upfront cost is steep, but as I get 5 or more years out the T.I.s, with them maintaining precise intonation, and having a great balance of harmonic overtones for my purposes, the cost amortized over the life of the strings makes them one of the most cost effective.