For those of you with more than one bass

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by rhythm, Dec 5, 2005.

  1. rhythm


    Dec 4, 2005
    Do you have the same gauge of strings on all of them (for convenience), or do you use different brands/gauges?

  2. Low E Louie

    Low E Louie Guest

    Jan 5, 2004
    Stockholm, Sweden
  3. AxtoOx


    Nov 12, 2005
    Duncan, Okla.
    I use DR High Beams on my 4's and DR Lo Riders on my 5. I need the taperd strings for my 5. Same gauges.
  4. RLT


    Jul 10, 2004
    South Central OH
    Different guages, different types ie: Roundwounds, Flatwounds, Tape, elixer nanowebs. Different sounds for different situations.
  5. BigTopBruno


    Sep 6, 2002
    NJ, USA
    Diff strings for diff bases. Depends on:

    -Scale (can go lighter on my 35)
    -the basses truss rod (My OLP's neck moves alot)
    -lighter strings for good slappers (MTD Kingstons), heavier for the thumper (P-bass)
    - etc...

    All of mine are nickel roundwounds,tho...mostly DRs..
  6. Fealach

    Fealach Guest

    Apr 23, 2003
    Gone to a better place
    Different. Fretless gets Compressors. 4 strings get ultra light (.090 E), 8 and 12 get lighter yet (.085) for the fundamental strings, La Bella piccolo strings for the octave strings. 5 gets super thick (.130) because it's tuned down. Stainless rounds, except the compression wound Compressors.
  7. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Yamaha, Ampeg, Line 6, EMG
    Same except for my P copy that has flats.
  8. bannedwit

    bannedwit Guest

    May 9, 2005
    Buffalo, NY
    Nope, I change string gauges depending on what I am playing and what the tuning is.
  9. pickles

    pickles Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 23, 2000
    Ventura, CA
    Different, to compliment each bass.
  10. Low E Louie

    Low E Louie Guest

    Jan 5, 2004
    Stockholm, Sweden
    I am going to answer this again. Same gauge 45-105, but DR Sunbeams for EADG tuning and DR Nickel Lo-Riders for DGCF tuning because of the strings' higher tension.
  11. Luis Fabara

    Luis Fabara

    Aug 13, 2000
    Ecuador (South America)
    Audio Pro - Ecuador
    GHS Super Steels -> IBanez ATK
    La Bella Hard Rocking Steel -> Modulus Q6
    Smith Rock Masters -> Lakland 55-02 (Changing to DR´s next week to tryout)

    I havent found the perfect set for the rest of my basses yet.
  12. Same on all: DR Hibeams, except for when i'm feeling the need for flats, in which case I use TI jazz flats.
  13. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Inactive

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    DR Strings
    Different brands, similar gauges. Trial and error.
  14. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
  15. Different brands, different guages...all flats.
  16. seanm

    seanm I'd kill for a Nobel Peace Prize! Supporting Member

    Feb 19, 2004
    Ottawa, Canada
    +1 except I am starting to converge the brand on LaBella.
  17. srxplayer


    May 19, 2004
    Highland, CA
    It's all trial & error until you find the tone you are looking for.

    After going through just about every string brand out there I use EB Hybrid Slinky's on my Fender Jazz and Regular Slinky's on my SRX.
  18. Sippy

    Sippy Guest

    Aug 1, 2005
    all Rotosounds for me :) I used to use Fender Flats but they got boring..
  19. Juniorkimbrough


    Mar 22, 2005
    Mississippi / Memphis, TN
    Endorsing Artist: Lakland Basses
    same here...
  20. lbanks


    Jul 17, 2003
    Ennui, IN USA
    Different strings, but center around a few brands.