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Growly rounds?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by jpaulo, Aug 12, 2019.

  1. jpaulo


    Aug 18, 2018
    I have flats on my precision and rounds on my stingray.

    I want the rounds as growly, gnarling, vibrating and bright as possible.
    Not sure if my ray4 is appropriate for that, but strings may help.
    I am currently using EB Super Slinkies, sound good but I expected more.

    Any hints?
  2. Try the EB Cobalt Rounds.
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  3. Gorn


    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    This is the correct answer.
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  4. mmbongo

    mmbongo Five Time World Champion Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2009
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  5. socialleper

    socialleper Bringer of doom and top shelf beer Supporting Member

    May 31, 2009
    Canyon Country, CA
    Dr Sun Beams or Ernie Ball Slinkys.
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  6. Jaco who?

    Jaco who?

    May 20, 2008
    I like them both, but if you want "bright as possible", Hibeams are better for you tonally than Sunbeams. They're easier on your frets than the cobalts, too.
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  7. Linnin


    Jul 19, 2012
    Linningrad, Earth
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  8. jpaulo


    Aug 18, 2018
    110! That must sound fat, doesn’t it?
  9. bass40hz

    bass40hz Cigar smoker, scotch drinker, American Patriot Supporting Member

    Aug 13, 2014
    Sussex County, NJ
    no endorsements yet...Are you listening Spector, DR, GK, Line6?
    Stainless Steels for sure. Rotosound or DR.
    EB Cobalts are low tension if you like that.
    Rock on.
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  10. Linnin


    Jul 19, 2012
    Linningrad, Earth
    There's no problem finding sound clips, that's for sure! Opening solo
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  11. micguy


    May 17, 2011
    To get the growliest sound, what you need to do depends to some extent on your definition of "growl".

    A stingray with stainless strings does a lot of things, including what I call a lot of clink and clank. I prefer a bass with a little less extreme treble, using really light gauge nickel strings, played with relative abandon - strings that move a lot exploit the non - linearities inherent in a magnetic pickup, which gives you more harmonic content. Add in a bit of high mid push with an eq (1.6 kHz is my happy frequency), and I get an aggressive sound that I like - I call it "snarl". FOH guys typically call what I do "growl", but I think of growl as pushed lower mids.
  12. Coolhandjjl

    Coolhandjjl Supporting Member

    Oct 13, 2010
    Roto 66
    DR Lo Riders SS
    DR Fat Beams
    DR Hi Beams

    Then there are the rest...
  13. BurtMacklinFBI

    BurtMacklinFBI Supporting Member

    Apr 3, 2018
    DR Hi Beams will do it for you.
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  14. Element Zero

    Element Zero Supporting Member

    Dec 14, 2016
    DR Stainless Steel Lo Riders
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  15. Ewo

    Ewo a/k/a Steve Cooper Supporting Member

    Apr 2, 2008
    Huntington WV
    I'm fond of the Dunlop Super Brights, the Marcus Miller set.
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  16. Roxbororob

    Roxbororob Supporting Member

    Jun 8, 2015

    Actually lots of harmonics. Roto 66 all day (doesnt have to be the Billy Sheehan set)

    Clean em in alcohol when the lose their bite and they are good to go again.
  17. Geddy Claypool

    Geddy Claypool SX J-75/Traben Neo 4 -> SVT-CL/SVT-810E

    Aug 3, 2008
    Rotosound SS 66 for sure. Hi Beams are bright but for aggressive, growly, nasty tone, nothing I've ever played comes close to the Rotos. The downside is their relatively short life, but they sound so good that they're worth it.
  18. Roxbororob

    Roxbororob Supporting Member

    Jun 8, 2015
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  19. Roxbororob

    Roxbororob Supporting Member

    Jun 8, 2015
    Nice Avatar!
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  20. Geddy Claypool

    Geddy Claypool SX J-75/Traben Neo 4 -> SVT-CL/SVT-810E

    Aug 3, 2008
    Thanks man! It's awesome to come across people that recognize what it is :)
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  21. CBBass123

    CBBass123 Supporting Member

    Oct 18, 2005
    I've tried them all. My favorite punchy growly set of strings are the Roto rs665LD for 5 string.

    Roto 66 to me has the best tone. My favorite all time string. I will use nothing else. Only downside to them is that they dont last as long as others. I used DR hi beams and they are good too, and last long but they just dont have enough of that punchy growl.
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