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Favorite Rounds on Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Basses?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by GK Growl, Nov 12, 2013.

  1. GK Growl

    GK Growl

    Dec 31, 2011
    Title says it all. I recently acquired a 5 string Squier VM Jazz and was wondering what you guys prefer to string up with. Especially you 5 stringers. Thanks!
  2. seang15


    Aug 28, 2008
    Cary NC
    Man, been through them all. But I do see you specify 5. My experience is 4 on the bass.

    And I love D'addario everything on it! Last several months, been lights. The .35 through .95 set. Again, for 4... I'd imagine the B would be .115.
  3. I've had good luck with Dean Markeley Blue Steels and DR Fat Beams and High Beams. I am looking for a bright tone however.
  4. Those are all good. I've got a set of nickel plated DR Lo-Riders on my Yamaha 5-string and they are the best sounding stringset yet. The hex core has more mass and is stiffer than a round core. That keeps the B from being floppy. The Lo-Riders also exhibit great growl in the low midrange.
  5. GHS bass boomers Med/hvy is what I use on my VM 5 string. I love the tone. You need a prety heavy B string to get enough tension.
  6. +1
  7. sigmafloyd


    May 1, 2011
    I like steel string or flats on it, nickles rounds don't do it for me on that bass
  8. Pudge Fish

    Pudge Fish Supporting Member

    Aug 6, 2013
    + Another on DR Highbeams. Ultimately the d'addario tapewound (ETB-92) won for me. I use rounds on everything, but my Squier sounded best with tapewounds. Deep and punchy tho.
  9. spaz21387


    Feb 25, 2008
    Portland oregon
    I like Dr neons on my 4 string VM j bass
  10. Precision101


    Sep 22, 2013
    My friend has that bass. I like when he uses d addario Steels on it. It played very nice.
  11. GK Growl

    GK Growl

    Dec 31, 2011
    Thanks for the responses! I'm currently running 125-45 DR Fatbeams on mine and was curious what you guys were using.