Consistant sounding strings

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Davidoc, Aug 26, 2001.

  1. I'm looking for some strings (preferably nicklel-plated) strings that give me even string-to-string sound consistancy, especially on the g string.

    I'm using D'addario slowwounds, but they don't sound consistant at all.
  2. Flatwound

    Flatwound Supporting Member

    Sep 9, 2000
    San Diego
    I haven't tried Slowounds, but I've had good results with Ernie Ball Slinkys. On my basses, the G sounds reasonably fat.
  3. Aaron


    Jun 2, 2001
    Bellingham, WA
    dead strings have consistency.
  4. melvin


    Apr 28, 2001
    Yeah I have those on my bass, they sound really good.
  5. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    Maybe it's not the strings, but the bass.
  6. Angus

    Angus Supporting Member

    Apr 16, 2000
    Palo Alto, CA
    I agree with JMX; I use Slowounds, and they've always been very consistent and even across the bass!

    Check your pickup heights, that's a pretty common problem.
  7. Mike N

    Mike N Missing the old TB

    Jan 28, 2001
    New York
    Ive tried alot of different strings,and I keep coming back to Slowounds.They seem to be the most consistent string,imo.
  8. Labella Super Steps..........'nuff said......
  9. boogiebass


    Aug 16, 2000
    I like GHS Pressurewounds for a very balanced sound from string to string. And they are still bright but very smooth and easy on the fingers and frets.
  10. Ken Smith strings have been the most consistant for me... not my number one choice, but sound good for a pretty long while (relatively speaking).
  11. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    Smith Burners NPS for me
  12. eli

    eli Mad showoff 7-stringer and Wish lover Supporting Member

    Dec 12, 1999
    NW suburban Chicago
    May I suggest that it may not be the strings at all?

    What is missing from the G? booty? volume? This may actually have to do with the setup. If you have a P-style pickup or exposed screw polepieces, you should try raising the pu under the G. Even if it's a J or soapbar style, you can raise the G end to increase the G string response. That may require a slight raising of the D string saddle if the D gets too loud. Or you can just lower the G string saddle.

    Setup is a tricky business of balancing many needs. But it can solve a LOT of problems of you're willing to compromise a bit in feel.
  13. thanks for the information.

    The problem is the g string hurts ears. It sounds simply rotten.
  14. eli

    eli Mad showoff 7-stringer and Wish lover Supporting Member

    Dec 12, 1999
    NW suburban Chicago
    Need more descriptive adjectives. Shrieky? Thin? Dull? Help us out here...
  15. oh, it sounds brash, high-pitched, bwangish, and unclear.

    E A D G

    mmm, hmmmm, dmmmm heeeee