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Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by PBASSIST1, Dec 11, 2012.



    Aug 29, 2012
    A post on www.GigGear.co.uk said that Rotosound Swing Bass 66's strings give the best sound for Rock Music but I also know that Ernie Ball's are very popular, what do you guys think? Thanks?
  2. hotbass57


    Nov 27, 2011
    It depends on what sound you hear and want for the music you play. I play Rock and have 3 different sets of strings on 3 different basses. You make them work, you serve the song. GigGear is also an English magazine, where Roto's are made. Roto's are a very Iconic string, I use and love them. But won't say they are the best for rock. There are just too many good strings out there now.
  3. ^^^ This. So many choices, all worthy. I rocked GHS Bass Boomers in my rock days.
  4. darkstorm


    Oct 13, 2009
    These kinds of question allways baffle my mind. Players with no clue at all of the many diff strings being used by pros for each music style. There never has been and never will be a single best string for any genre of music.
  5. DrSpunkwater


    Sep 17, 2012
    Given the versatility of roundwound strings, just about any set of them is a good place to start.
  6. Kmonk


    Oct 18, 2012
    South Shore, Massachusetts
    Endorsing Artist: Fender, Spector, Ampeg, Curt Mangan Strings, Nordstrand Pickups, Korg Keyboards
  7. 73jbass

    73jbass Supporting Member

    Apr 17, 2004
    There is no best. There should be a ban on questions like this.
  8. AJMiller


    Apr 15, 2011
    Anderson, IN
    If anyone hasn't tried the Cobalt Super Slinkys, I highly recommend it.
  9. Ezmar


    Jul 8, 2010
    What are the Best Strings For Rock Music For Metal?
  10. soulman969


    Oct 6, 2011
    +1. It's puzzling to me why questions like this are even asked.

    The only best is the one that sounds best to the individual playing it on their bass through their amp. There is no other answer.
  11. Ezmar


    Jul 8, 2010
    Exactly. I have Hi Beams on now, just trying them, after hearing about how nice they are. I like them, but they're not my Rotos, which I vastly prefer.the DRs just don't sound right to me.
  12. gidbass

    gidbass Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2009
    Try as many different strings and types (flat, round, 1/2 round etc) as you can, and then you decide what is best for you...;)

    Good Luck!
  13. jet_king

    jet_king Supporting Member

    Jul 31, 2009
    I use GHS BOOMERS MEDIUM Gauge strings on my jazz and they do great. Very versatile with tones. Slap,rock,picking ect.
  14. you cant use a jazz bass for rock, you have to use a rock bass, with rotosounds for rock.... jazz basses are only for playing jazz and maybe fusion...get with the program
  15. Means2nEnd

    Means2nEnd Supporting Member

    Maybe he doesn’t play rock or is just starting or just wants to hear other opinions. People slamming simple questions are more puzzling to me than any honest question. If I open up a thread and I find the question rhetorical or just ridiculous I just close it and move on.

    I play rock and I use different strings on different basses and for different tunings. Rounds in general and steel I like the most. I always go back to DRs though..
  16. I'm a big fan of D'Addario ProSteels Super Bright Round Wounds, personally. They're great if you're going for a really bright, punchy tone and they sound beautiful on my Deluxe Jazz.

    But string choice, as everyone's saying, really just comes down to personal preference. But I would definitely check out these strings, I'm kind of in love with them...