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Good strings to warm up your tone?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by JLW, Jun 12, 2007.


  1. JLW

    JLW

    Dec 5, 2006
    San Francisco, CA
    I am looking for some roundwound strings that warm up the tone and make it more bassy and soft.

    I don't want flatwounds, because I have 2 songs where I use slap in my set, and I also slap a lot anyway (I'm in a funk band).

    What are some roundwounds that still sound good for slap, but at the same time can mellow out the overall tone/clank?

    By the way, I use a Musicman Stingray.

    I've heard good things about the Fender 7150's by searching the forums. But I thought I could get a more precise answer by telling you guys my exact situation: still need a glood slap tone, using a musicman stingray, etc.
     
  2. Check out DR Sunbeams.

    :)

    Yum.
     
  3. gjooro

    gjooro

    Mar 27, 2006
    Croatia
    some nickels for sure
     
  4. nordic27

    nordic27

    Jul 30, 2006
    Lee's Summit MO
    I use Ken Smith nickel roundwounds and love them.
     
  5. zachbass02

    zachbass02 One Hairy....squatch.

    Jan 3, 2005
    Nashville, TN
    a good broke in set of Ernie ball Slinky strings...
     
  6. jasper383

    jasper383

    Dec 5, 2004
    Durham NC
    Fender and Rotosound make pure nickel strings. This is what you want.

    Either that or don't change regular nickel strings for a long time.
     
  7. billbern

    billbern

    Sep 11, 2004
    Daytona Beach, Fl
    Endorsing: Inearz In-ear Monitors
    I've become partial to TI super Alloys recently
     
  8. JLW

    JLW

    Dec 5, 2006
    San Francisco, CA
    I have some Ernie Ball super slinkys and I feel that they're just a bit too zingy.

    I'm looking for a midrangey/bassy sound.

    The reason I want roundwounds is I still need to be able to slap with the turn of the treble knob of my bass.
     
  9. Pure nickel is the ticket.

    Fender 7150
    Pyramid Nickel Rounds
     
  10. godspeed68

    godspeed68 i'm here for the sound

    Mar 24, 2004
    Chicago, IL
    Sunbeams are my treat.

    "warm" though? DR Lowriders.
     
  11. godspeed68

    godspeed68 i'm here for the sound

    Mar 24, 2004
    Chicago, IL
    i just now actually read your post. definitely lowriders.
     
  12. jasper383

    jasper383

    Dec 5, 2004
    Durham NC
    There are two kinds of Lowriders. No idea why DR would want to confuse things like this.

    Nickel Lowriders are what you want.
     
  13. Lorenzini

    Lorenzini

    Dec 31, 2004
    Los Angeles
    Well they don't really "confuse" things.
    They call them Nickel Lo Riders or Stainless Steel Lo Riders.
    Oh boy! That's confusing.
     
  14. Mojo-Man

    Mojo-Man

    Feb 11, 2003
    :cool:
    Half-rounds.
    Ken Smith-Compressors.
    DR-Sunbeams.
     
  15. Nickel Lo-Riders are nickel plated steel. Brighter than pure nickel, less bright than stainless.
     
  16. mangle

    mangle

    Dec 17, 2001
    Guayaquil, ECUADOR
    half rounds for slap? they sound bright enough?
     
  17. UBU

    UBU

    Nov 15, 2006
    NYC
    +10 sunbeams.
     
  18. Lorenzini

    Lorenzini

    Dec 31, 2004
    Los Angeles
    Get some Sadowsky Nickels. Yes they are called Bright Nickels, but when they break in they last a long time and are super warm.
    I only prefer them over Sunbeams, because they are on a hex core and thus their B and E strings are tighter and more focused. Less overtones.
     
  19. psi

    psi

    Mar 11, 2005
    New Jersey
    Give some D'Addario half rounds a try.
     
  20. B3bopbass

    B3bopbass

    Apr 28, 2005
    I can't believe no one has mentioned TI Jazz rounds!
     
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