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Deepest, ballsiest sounding strings??

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Moondog, Aug 5, 2002.

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  1. What are the deepest, fattest, ballsiest sounding strings? (for rock and blues) I've tried quite a few brands but can't seem to find what I am looking for. I want huge, round, powerful, punchy, clearly defined bottom, strong attack and midrange bark, and a clear high end with minimal fretting noise. I'm open to rounds or flats but like a balanced set with medium tension and prefer 45 to 105. Also I like smooth strings, many stainless rounds are way too rough feeling and noisy or raspy sounding. On the other hand many flats do not sound aggressive or
    crunchy enough. I play fingerstyle percussively close to the bridge and sometimes use a pick, and use Fender and Gibson basses. I don't slap at all. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.
  2. Stu L.

    Stu L.

    Nov 27, 2001
    Corsicana, Texas
    Tried GHS Boomers? I use a lighter gauge than you do, but they have an excellent sound (imo). Just converted recently, and couldn't be happier. Good luck in your quest.
  3. I've just put on a set of DR Lo-Riders. Had to roll of the bass on the amp and on the bass itself. Now I just set it flat, so in other words: it's a string with a lot of bass! Apart from that they're very even sounding strings, with a really good attack. Really puts a percussion-like attack into your playing. So if your a rythmic player, you'll love these. The downside for some players is that these strings are really stiff. I think I like it (put them on yesterday, so they're still new for me), because it tends to let your fingers move around more freely. You don't have to compensate for a soft string that tends to 'follow' your finger...

    Hope it helps
  4. cassanova


    Sep 4, 2000
    this question has come up more than once in here....search and you shall find.

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