Best Strings for Graphite Neck Bass ?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Felix Lopez, Mar 30, 2019.


  1. Felix Lopez

    Felix Lopez Mettā

    May 15, 2018
    I would like to know what strings would you recommend for a graphite neck bass and why?

    I would like to keep a warm sound with full low ends.

    Thank you in advance for your input!

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  2. mikewalker

    mikewalker Supporting Member

    Jul 30, 2017
    Canada, Eh!
    When I had a custom-ordered status streamline (last year), I had tried a few different brands of strings. Given your sonic requirements ("warm sound with full low ends"), I would actually recommend the status hot wires... the others I tried were either a little too dull or a little too brash - the stock strings it came with sounded full and rich. That bass actually had an extremely nice harmonic signature and a wide range of useful tones - it's a pity I simply could not bond with the neck on it :thumbsdown:
     
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  3. Arthur U. Poon

    Arthur U. Poon

    Jan 30, 2004
    SLC, Utah -USA-
    Endorsing Artist: Mike Lull Custom Basses
    I can't say which brand are the absolute "best" for a bass with a graphite neck, but I preferred GHS Boomers on the Modulus that I once owned, and also on the P/J with a Moses neck that I used to own.
     
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  4. Lesfunk

    Lesfunk Bootlegger guitars : S.I.T. Strings Supporting Member

    Apr 5, 2007
    Florida USA
    I would use the same strings that I would use on any bass
    The graphite neck isn’t going to change the character in such a drastic way
    They actually are warmer than you think
     
  5. Felix Lopez

    Felix Lopez Mettā

    May 15, 2018
    Thank you!
     
  6. Felix Lopez

    Felix Lopez Mettā

    May 15, 2018
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  7. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Inactive

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    DR Strings
    I got my best results with Nickel plated strings. There was definitely a zing factor with my Modulus, Zon, Clover and Ambush basses and it brought that under control on all of them. DR Sunbeams, Ken Smith Burner NPS.
     
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