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help needed!

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by cxtbboy, Jul 21, 2003.

  1. cxtbboy


    Jul 21, 2003
    i have tried many strings on my bass, but i always find the low B string is not a very bright sound, it always seems faded and not clear. does anyone have any advice over what type of strings i should go for?

  2. tappel


    May 31, 2003
    Long Island, NY
    It's just not easy getting a great sound out of a B string; it takes some experimentation. This is why you see 35" or 36" scales on extended range basses. It's really impossible to answer your question impartially; there are SO many schools of thought regarding B string articulation. Lots of players feel that taper wound B strings sound better, yet I've found that conventional wound B strings sound great on my fivers.

    Personally, I prefer a conventional wound .130 B string. I don't know if that puts me in the majority so, bassically, I was of no help to you. :)