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Best strings for headless?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Figjam, Dec 3, 2003.

  1. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    For any of you who have a headless bass, what strings do you use?
  2. 20db pad

    20db pad

    Feb 11, 2003
    I been everywhere, man...
    None. At all.
    I've used Steinberger strings since the late 80's on my XL2. Those are made by Labella, who are still making them under their own name. Nice string, lasts a long time. They're similar to Hard Rockin' Steels.

    For no damn good reason, I bought a set of Labella flats for my Steinberger, and I was pleasantly surprised by the results. I haven't changed those in years.

    I've tried D'Addario and Rotosound/Superwound in the past. They're nice too, but I was too used to the Steinies.
  3. 4 string double ball end string sets, from http://www.stringsdirect.co.uk/

    Elites Bass Double Ball End 40-100 Medium (40 60 80 100) £14.95
    Rotosound Bass Double Ball End 40-95 (40 60 75 95) £22.95
    Rotosound Bass Double Ball End 45-105 (45 65 80 105) £22.95
    Picato Flatwound Double Ball End 45-105 (45 65 85 105) £19.95

    You are limited to strings on hand with the Double ball strings.

    Have you tried the adapter that is made for the Steinbergs?


    This allows you to use any string brand.

  4. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    The site is getting an error when i go to strings part.

    But as for that extension to the end of the neck, i dont think i need it. As far as strings go, i dont have any strong preferences. As long as they arent crap, i deal.
  5. craigb

    craigb G&L churnmeister Supporting Member

    I haven't bought any (yet) but Status Graphite has a nice array of headless strings available:


    They've got rounds, half-rounds (groundwounds), flats and nylon wrapped. Different gauge sets (at least in the rounds), 4-5-6 string sets. Prices seem good for what they are as well. Ordering from the US I'd order enough sets to make it worth it for shipping.
  6. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
    I use Status Graphite flats, and really like 'em. Rob's good people, too.
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