Best strings for reggae on Ibanez 4-string?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by bobcruz, May 4, 2004.

  1. bobcruz


    Mar 10, 2004
    Alameda, CA
    Hi, I consider myself a clueless beginner, even though I've been messing around on my 4-string Ibanez SDGR with its original strings (nickel or SS? Can't tell) and rosewood fingerboard for almost 3 years. I really don't play all that much, so maybe there's only six months worth of playing on the strings compared to someone who plays all the time. I think the original strings sound OK, but they seem a little mid-rangy, maybe nasal sounding to me. I don't pop and slap. In fact, I like reggae the best. So what strings should I get? After reading this forum a little, I'm thinking nickel flatwounds--is that right? I happened to have a set of GHS boomers I picked up cheap and just tried them out, and they're WAY too bright and ping-y, lots of string ring and fret noise. Maybe my originals are long dead but they sound better to me. So what should I get for the deep, mellow roots sound?
  2. any type of flatwounds.
    real easy on the fingers and you'll get that smooth heavy bottom sound.