Difference between Hex and Round core strings

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Benji5678, Dec 3, 2007.

  1. Benji5678

    Benji5678 Guest

    Jan 5, 2006
    I have played DR nickle low riders for a while now and they are a strings that is wound on a hex core. I was thinking about trying something new next time and trying their sunbeams which are a round core string. I was wondering what te difference would be tonewise and in feel.
  2. Nighthawk551


    Jan 3, 2007
    Sweetwater Sound
    The tone doesn't seem that different, but round cores have a little less tension. I find that the low tension of Sunbeams works great on my fretless, and the higher tension of Lo-Riders is good for my Jazz.
  3. fendsboy417

    fendsboy417 Guest

    May 1, 2007
    In my opinion, go with some Dean Markley nickelwound strings. I use them, and they are true beasts.:D
  4. DavePlaysBass

    DavePlaysBass Supporting Member

    Mar 31, 2004
    It seems like most strings are hex. The DR Hi-Beams are round core and Status makes some round core strings that are most common across the pond. Are there other round cores for bass?