Finger funking strings

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by fruitlabor, Jul 22, 2013.

  1. fruitlabor


    Apr 6, 2007
    I like the old 80's sound of Chic's bass player. What strings would you recommend for finger funk and some thumping? I'm using a jazz bass as well as a six string with humbuckers. And who does'nt like the Jaco sound.
  2. La Bella or GHS Precision flats. Both will deliver Fat funk and thump, in spades.

    Oh, and I despise the honky, burpy, nasally Jaco sound. :spit:
  3. fruitlabor


    Apr 6, 2007
    Thanks. I had a Spector back in 78' and I think they had Labella's on it. Loved I. I should include this is a 5 stringer.
  4. Yup, both come in 4, 5 or 6 strings. :p
  5. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Yamaha, Ampeg, Line 6, EMG
    I recommend whatever strings you like. I've bought strings that some of my favorites used that I've hated, so I've long quit worrying about it and just use whatever I like.
  6. cfsporn


    Aug 20, 2011
    New York City
    I hate Jaco's tone on his eponymous album. It sounds like he was using flats! :bag:

    As for flats for fingerfunk, I'd go Rotosound JB77. They are pretty bright for flats, but in funk, I don't think that is a bad thing.