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G&L L2000 strings--Which strings?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by lastminute, May 6, 2010.

  1. lastminute


    Dec 25, 2007
    I have a G&L Tribute L2000---swamp ash body, maple fretboard. I'm going for a rock-oriented sound....Goldfinger, Anberlin, Muse, Switchfoot, Flyleaf, Thrice.

    I've gotten recommendations for DR Hi-Beams, DR Lo-Riders (ss), and GHS Boomers. Anyone else have some more suggestions?
  2. mmbongo

    mmbongo Five Time World Champion Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2009
    Dunlop Nickels on mine. Love them!
  3. Laredo


    Nov 27, 2005
    Upstate, NY
    ..............It's a personal preference mostly. For Rounds I like the Rotosound BS66LD Billy Sheehan Stainless set, and for Flats I like the Rotosound RS77LD Monel Flats. I have several G&Ls, and I play mostly rock............These are just my personal choices for the "L" models. :cool:
  4. southpaw420


    Aug 25, 2007
    flats- LaBella 760fl
    rounds- GHS boomers
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  5. jgroh

    jgroh Supporting Member

    Sep 14, 2007
    I absolutely love and highly recommend DR Highbeams. I have them on both my L2000 and L2500. It's like I found the sound I was looking for in these strings.
  6. Nikoubis


    May 3, 2007
    Athens, Greece
    +1 for Dunlop Nickels. I recently moved from DRs to these.
  7. PSPookie


    Aug 13, 2006
    Ocoee, TN
    DR Lo Riders (ss), D'Addario XLs, or TI flats depending on your mood/tastes.

    The LabBella tapewounds are nice too.
  8. dougjwray


    Jul 20, 2005
    GHS Bass Boomers. They have a warmth and richness that tames some of the G&L's bite.
  9. El Tookay

    El Tookay Supporting Member

    Sep 19, 2008
    Maple board? HiBeams will cut like a razor, but you might not like the bottom end. Stick to nickel, Dunlops are a good start.

    I moved away from steels for all my G&L's, and, believe it or not, I'm using pink-pack Slinkys on 3, and the other 2 are using John Pearse and SunBeams. My preference is for a string that has a fast transient with the full harmonic content when plucked, picked or slapped, and doesn't take a few milliseconds to 'bloom'- except for the fretless, which is wearing the SunBeams.


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