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Dean Markley SR2000 VS Labella SuperSteps

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by larrytron, Jan 20, 2004.

  1. SR 2000

    11 vote(s)
  2. Super Steps

    8 vote(s)
  1. I like those strings and I want to know which ones do you prefer and why.
    I really like Sr2000 on my Fbass and I wonder if Supersteps would be better...
  2. tappel


    May 31, 2003
    Long Island, NY
    George F apparently likes the La Bella's.
  3. I know but I want everyone's opinion.
    I heard that Supersteps were mid scooped I can't really remember I haven't used them for a long time.
    I have another question: on the Fbass website it's said that Super steps gauges are 43/63/85/102/128 I can only find 45/65/85/105/128
    Do you know more about that?
  4. tappel


    May 31, 2003
    Long Island, NY
    Those F bass sets are custom made by La Bella for F bass. You can only get them from George directly.

    I know this because I asked George if I could carry his strings.

  5. Alright!! thanks.
    I just asked George about these strings before reading your lines. I guess he will send me the same answer as yours (with the price I hope).
  6. JRBrown


    Jun 21, 2000
    North Carolina
    I pulled the Labella's off my F-Bass and installed a set or SR-2000s.

  7. I think I'm gonna stick to the SR2000. Labellas Custom Fbass strings are too expensive for me.
  8. I think I'll get a 4 strings set 46 63 80 102 of SR2000 and get a 128 or 130 low B instead of a 125.
  9. JRBrown


    Jun 21, 2000
    North Carolina
    I put the Supersteps back on my bass last night, gave them another go, then took them off again. They sound very good but they feel too soft. OTOH, the SR2000s feel much better but are brighter than than the Supersteps. The brightness is probably due to the srings still being new.

    You ever try flats on an F-Bass?
  10. I have never tried flats, i don't really like that kind of strings, especially for a fretted.
    What is the gauges of your Supersteps, yours might be too light( soft) for your taste.
  11. JRBrown


    Jun 21, 2000
    North Carolina
    Stock strings. per www.fbass.com:

    F basses are set up with La Bella Super Steps™
    C .029", G .045", D .065", A .085", E .102", B .128"

    The SR2000s are 46,63,80,102,125.

  12. I use the same Sr2000 gauges.
    On the Fbass website the Super steps gauges are:
    F basses are set up with La Bella Super Steps™ Strings in the following gauges:
    C .029", G .043", D .063", A .085", E .102", B .128" :confused:
    Anyways, I really like the gauges of the Sr2000 med/light except for the lowB I find it too soft for me. I will take a 128 or 130. Do you think it would imbalance the set and could be damaging for the neck???
  13. I used to use SR2000 strings on my Modulus Q5 when I owned it. They are nice strings and I had no complaints, but I'm sticking with the SuperSteps strings on my F basses, mainly because that is how the bass is set up. Swithching strings would require a new setup.

    Also, one thing I really like about the SuperSteps is that the B, E, A, D, and G strings have the core going over the saddle, as opposed to the SR2000s which I believe only have a tapered B, E, and A string.

    I like the way my F basses play and so I'm not going to mess with them.
  14. SR 2000 have a B E A and D tappered strings. the G isn't but that is not a problem

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