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Best strings on Ibanez SR series?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Harry Grossman, Apr 9, 2010.


  1. Harry Grossman

    Harry Grossman

    Apr 9, 2010
    VA
    just wondering what strings would sound best on my bass, SR1000 Prestige. Very rare bass. I have ernie ball's on it right now. im not sure what type, think it was the pink plastic ones. anyways, thanks
     
  2. onlyclave

    onlyclave

    Oct 28, 2005
    Seattle
    D'Addario XLs.
     
  3. Harry Grossman

    Harry Grossman

    Apr 9, 2010
    VA
    thanks!
     
  4. Lol, really?
     
  5. tdub0199

    tdub0199

    Mar 4, 2010
    Atlanta, Ga.
    D'Addario XLs is what i use on mine....
     
  6. jasper383

    jasper383

    Dec 5, 2004
    Durham NC
    The pink Ernie Balls are fine on that bass. That's the 45-100 set. Very similar to the D'Addarios.

    I might suggest the 45-100 DR Nickel Lo-Riders, as well. Very vibrant sound, a little stiffer than the Balls. They are harder to find than some other brands.
     
  7. I use Daddario pro steels and they are fantastic on my SR505
     
  8. 'Best string' is entirely subjective... What style of music do you play?
     
  9. darkstorm

    darkstorm

    Oct 13, 2009
    Ernie Ball, Rotosound, Dean markley, GHS. Roundwounds in general.
     
  10. Harry Grossman

    Harry Grossman

    Apr 9, 2010
    VA
    lots of funk..rhcp,stuff like that, but also jazz and alot of other stuff. pretty much i need strings that are best all-around
     
  11. half rounds?
     
  12. TortillaChip520

    TortillaChip520

    Jun 3, 2008
    AZ
    Stick to roundwounds, and experiment from there.
     
  13. Strychnine

    Strychnine

    May 6, 2009
    I always preferred DR HiBeams on my SR800.
     
  14. Suthrnbass

    Suthrnbass

    Apr 17, 2010
    Elixer .045 - .105. You have to change your amp settings a little as they have a different tone than other roundwounds, but they last forever and sound so crisp!
     
  15. Jerry Ziarko

    Jerry Ziarko Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2003
    Rochester, NY
    I owned an SR some years back. I tried a bunch, and found Ken Smith Rock Masters to be the best match for my particular bass. My bass was maple/rosewood. You may have totally different results with a different wood combination.
     

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