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Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Gilbert F, Mar 27, 2005.

  1. Gilbert F

    Gilbert F Guest

    Oct 13, 2004
    what brands/types of strings do y'all use? i haven't found any threads about this and this was something i'd been wondering lately.

    i string my 1995 mexican fender p with rotosound swing bass roundwounds.
  2. AB53211


    Apr 15, 2004
    I currently use DR Hi Beams
  3. marc40a


    Mar 20, 2002
    Boston MA
    I use either Fender flatwounds or nickel plated rounds - preferably Fenders w/ a tapered E for string through, D'Addario XL's or Boomers. The D'Addario's haven't really been knocking me out lately with their tone but they're inexpensive.

    I use DR Stainless on my main gigging bass (not a P) but I've found that he gnarly P pickup matches up well with softer strings.
  4. Mike N

    Mike N Missing the old TB Supporting Member

    Jan 28, 2001
    Spencerport, New York
    D'Addario Slowounds or TI Jazz flats.
  5. Lowtonejoe

    Lowtonejoe Supporting Member

    Jul 3, 2004
    Richland, WA
    D'Addario Slowounds or DR Low Riders SS.


  6. r379


    Jul 28, 2004
    Dallas, Texas
    D'Addario nickel XLs.
  7. Elites Stadium on the warmoth P
    Rotosound Swing bass stainless steel on the Fender 92 P plus
  8. christle

    christle Supporting Member

    Jan 26, 2002
    Winnipeg, MB
    Chromes. Very sweet sounding with good punch. :hyper:
  9. TU Jazz Flats on my 2001 MIM P-bass with DiMarzio Will Power Middle pickup.

    Very long long, installed orginal strings shortly after buying the bass new. TI Flats and this pickup do not thump. Sound is even, low tension takes a gentle hand.

    Recording DI, these strings have a very good bass sound.
  10. BassGod


    Jan 21, 2004
    DR Red Devils

  11. tappel


    May 31, 2003
    Long Island, NY
    La Bella Deep Talkin roundwounds (medium). Definitely P bass approved.

  12. Petary791


    Feb 20, 2005
    Michigan, USA
    Fretless Squier P-bass with D'addario flatwounds. :)

  13. Luckydog

    Luckydog Supporting Member

    Dec 25, 1999
    Sadowsky nickel.
  14. :cool: Fender Flats normally on a 4-string. One of mine is currently running SIT flats, which is turning out to be a nice set of strings. Great feel, reasonable price, great sound. I got them from "juststrings".

    For 5-string, which I've just gotten another one, I'm running D'Addario half-rounds, with a set of D'Addario chromes waiting in case they're needed (Fender doesn't make flats for a 5-string, or I'd probably use them).

    For my fretless P, I use Fender 7120s.
  15. Squidfinger

    Squidfinger I wish I could sing like Rick Danko.

    Jan 7, 2004
    Shreveport LA
    I swear by D'addario Chrome flats on my P. I can't stand rounds anymore :spit: .
  16. I used Fender flats for years but recently tried a set of D'addario Chromes and really like them. I doubt I'll use the Fenders on my P-clone again.
  17. Bongolation


    Nov 9, 2001
    No Bogus Endorsements
    On my original '72 and my '54RI, Fender 9050Ms, the most brutal flatwound strings on the market. They'd wreck a lot of basses, but the Precision was designed for them and vice-versa.

    On my HRPB, Fender 8250 "Super Bass" taperwounds. I only use this for recording.

    I don't regard either of these string sets to be ideal, but I have never encountered other strings I liked any better. These Mexican-made Fender strings at least have the virtue of being cheap.
  18. Selta


    Feb 6, 2002
    Pacific Northwet
    Total fanboi of: Fractal Audio, AudiKinesis Cabs, Dingwall basses
    Back when I used to play a MiM P-bass, I put pyramid flats on it.

  19. SirPoonga


    Jan 18, 2005
    fender 9050L
  20. seanm

    seanm I'd kill for a Nobel Peace Prize! Supporting Member

    Feb 19, 2004
    Ottawa, Canada
    Chromes 50-105 on my "rock bass". LaBella Deep Talkin' Flats 45-105 on the other.