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Best strings for maple-neck Jazz bass?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Basroil, Jan 1, 2006.

  1. Basroil


    May 25, 2005
    Lake Forest, CA
    Just looking for suggestions for my SX SJB57.
  2. Dbassmon


    Oct 2, 2004
    Rutherford, NJ
    This is about as personal a choice as it gets. Try a bunch of strings. DR's and D'addarios are my favorites but that doesn't help you much. Round wounds are the "modern sounding strings" and work great on any neck and any wood. If you want an authentic early 60's sound, go with flat wounds. Ask a hundred players what strings are the best and you will get a hundred opinions. Buy some different strings and find out what you like.
  3. duckbutter


    Mar 30, 2005
  4. fender_mod


    Jun 23, 2005
    i got a maple on maple jazz neck on a p bass and DR's are the only way ill go.
  5. Audiophage


    Jan 9, 2005
    My '77 Jazz with maple neck sounds feckin' sweet with DRs, but I'd still suggest trying out a few different brands. It is just an opinion after all, even if it is shared by everyone who hears/plays my bass.
  6. Mystic Michael

    Mystic Michael Hip No Ties

    Apr 1, 2004
    New York, NY