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Funny story, need new strings

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by cjlane, Apr 12, 2009.

  1. Hey guys, this morning I sat down to play my bass and as I sit down, the string higher than D snapped off. Really weird, happened randomly.

    So anyway, this is the first time I'll be buying a new pack of bass strings and I need to know what I should get. To let people know, I don't want a really heavy or a really light gauge just the gauge that most Squier P-Basses come with and I want a nice bright and metallic sound that lasts a while. Thanks in advance.
  2. Stickk


    Sep 2, 2008
    DR Marcus Miller Fat Beams. Best strings ever created.
  3. You broke your G string when you sat down:)

    Ill leave now
  4. Stickk


    Sep 2, 2008
    He actually broke his g-string when fingering a minor:D.
  5. :D
  6. dr hi-beams.
  7. Yes now you know why I didn't specifically say G-string. Leave.
  8. :)

    Back to topic, id say get some elites stadiums if you live in the uk, and DR HB if you live anywhere else!

    Get 105-85-65-45 as they seem to be the standard.
  9. choo5


    Apr 15, 2004
    sydney, australia
    it just randomly snapped? i'd be looking for burrs in the bridge or how the hell a string just broke before replacing em.
  10. dave64o

    dave64o Talkbass Top 10 all time lowest talent/gear ratio! Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 15, 2000
    Southern NJ

    Maybe the TB standard should be the "F##" string? :D
  11. As an update, I went to the store and got some Ernie Ball Slinks, they may not be everyone's favourite pick, but I'm quite satisfied. I was scared of messing up as it's my first time changing strings on bass and if I messed up it was $50 down the drain. But infact when changing them I found it was somewhat easier than changing strings on a guitar. So I'm quite satisfied, thanks for all the help guys. Peace.

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