Coloured Strings. Yay or Nay?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Penguins&Polarbears, Dec 28, 2014.

  1. I think coloured strings suit certain basses, Like my Black parts bass really becomes eye catching when i put my Neon Orange strings on. Was just wondering the general opinion on them
  2. Funkmabassup


    Jul 16, 2013
    good for a gig the kindergarden or teaching firstclass students playing bass; Ok everyone, now we play the third note on the green string :p
  3. BazzTard

    BazzTard Inactive

    yes, nickel coloured !
  4. Doesn't DR make a set like that for the Rocksmith game?

    I think Black beauties (or tapes) look sweet over a maple fretboard. Green neons can be quite eye-catching over a black bass with a dark fretboard.
  5. Son of Wobble

    Son of Wobble

    Mar 8, 2010
    I play nickel rounds but want to try black tape wounds as I like the look (as well as the demos I've heard).
  6. Nay.
  7. lowphatbass

    lowphatbass **** Supporting Member

    Feb 25, 2005
    west coast
    I have to agree here. I do have a black/maple bass with black tape wounds and it's borderline IMO.
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  8. ChefKen


    Aug 30, 2014
    NW CT
    I prefer to color coordinate my bass with my shoes.
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  9. In the right setting, red can be kind of nice....

  10. Son of Wobble

    Son of Wobble

    Mar 8, 2010
    And I color coordinate my bass with my codpiece.
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  11. As long as they sound good....Whatever floats your boat, LOL!
  12. bullie76


    Nov 19, 2014
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  13. FA108208usat2

    FA108208usat2 Guest

    Mar 24, 2014
    It all depends on the bass if you use an original vintage style bass(Fender, Hofner, Gibson)It's probably a nay, If you use Musicman, Yamaha, Status It's probably a yay.
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  14. GKon

    GKon Supporting Member, Boom-Chicka-Boom

    Feb 17, 2013
    Albuquerque, NM
    I happen to like them. I put red Aurora string on my bass, as they suit the color scheme. Not only does it look great, in my opinion,
    but I am a big fan of Aurora strings now, colored or otherwise (they are also offered in oh-so-bland nickel color ;) )
  15. I wouldn't.

    But that's just me.
  16. Son of Wobble

    Son of Wobble

    Mar 8, 2010
    I respect everyone's aesthetic - I am an old school sixties fender guy myself -- but all the 'thumbs-downs' perhap obscure the fact that
    this would likely garner more audience love at a live gig than a vintage relic or coffee table custom job ever could hope to inspire.
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  17. Dug2


    Sep 24, 2011
    i tried them before, they look cool but i didnt like the sound. i like brite sounding
    strings and the coating seemed to take some of that away. so, i say nay also.
  18. davedblyoo

    davedblyoo "All the mayhem and none of the sticky mess."

    Nov 15, 2012
    Augusta, GA
    I had a set of Black Beauties come with a bass I bought used. I didn't mind the color so much, but I couldn't handle the way they felt and took them off quickly.
  19. Jack MN

    Jack MN

    Nov 29, 2014
    A little too flashy for my tastes.
  20. Dave W

    Dave W

    Mar 1, 2007
    Westchester, NY
    If they made them in a string that I actually like I'd probably use them in black.