Highest tension nickel rounds?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by bongomania, Oct 20, 2006.


  1. bongomania

    bongomania Commercial User

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
    I want to try some nickel rounds on my fretless. I like higher tension strings (and fatter gauge), partly because of the way I set my basses up, but I also just like the feel. I have some LaBella Slappers on one of my fretted basses, and I like the tension on those pretty well, but the volume and tone of them is very inconsistent from string to string.

    So, what do you recommend?
     
  2. Asaf

    Asaf

    Jun 9, 2003
    Israel
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  3. Phalex

    Phalex Semper Gumby Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2006
    G.R. MI
    GHS heavy gauge.
     
  4. FunkyFrosty

    FunkyFrosty

    May 28, 2006
    Ontario
    For nickels - D'Addario XL's, high tension, good price, long lasting with a nice overall tone.

    Never tried them on fretless though, my experience with them is only on fretted basses, I too like high tension, but love the sound of flatwound Chromes on a fretless bass.
     
  5. bongomania

    bongomania Commercial User

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
    Yeah, I've got Chromes on there currently and I like them, I just feel like trying some rounds for variety. Also, the Slappers feel tighter than the Chromes to me, but that could be because those two basses are constructed differently (bolt-on v. neck-thru, different woods, etc.).
     
  6. bongomania

    bongomania Commercial User

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
    Bump- any other suggestions?
     
  7. markjazzbassist

    markjazzbassist Supporting Member

    Apr 19, 2005
    Lakewood, OH
    +1

    i use d'addario xl's (.5-.105)

    thick and tense.
     
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