I have a dream...help me find it

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by top028, Oct 8, 2002.

  1. top028


    Dec 14, 1999
    Lancaster, PA
    my wish:
    -5 string set
    -sounds like rotosound swingbass 4 string set (month old)
    -B must not flop
    -need length for 34" plus string through

    the story:
    I havent had a fretted bass for about 3 years. I finnaly got my warmoth 5 string jazz copy. It has a bridge Music man pickup and a Jazz neck pickup. Since this whole thing was new to me, I decided to try new stings. I love the TI flats, so I decided to try thier powerbass strings. Thumbs down on tone, but the even sound and volume across the fretboard is amazing. The B was lively. My favorite string is Rotosound swing bass about 30 days old. So I replaced the TI's. Two problems; strings are too short for string-through and I always disliked the B on thier sets, always floppy. E-G are amazing sounding though. I cant dig in with the nickle TIs. I dont mind the abrasion, if they sound good, I will sacrifice my girly smooth skin. DONT EVEN SUGEST DIADARIO ive tried all of their strings and hate them all.
    I am thinking about alembic, DR, bluesteel others, but I need to save money so at least point me in the right direction. thanks
  2. CS


    Dec 11, 1999
  3. jasonbraatz


    Oct 18, 2000
    Oakland, CA
    dr lo riders. i don't know how they compare to rotosounds but they're freaking awesome nonetheless.
  4. seamus


    Feb 8, 2001
    Ditto. I was a Roto 66 user since I can remember. Once I tried the DR Lo Riders (SS), I haven't looked back. I used the Rotos I had at the time, but once they died, I just kept going with the DR's. Awesome strings, can't say enough good things about em.
  5. top028


    Dec 14, 1999
    Lancaster, PA
    I read the posts on DR's lowriders, high beams, sun beams, fat beams. I am looking for classic tone, I play in a blues band, so I need solid lows that I can roll the trebble off and still have definition. I am going to rule out the sun beams, but I will give the stainless lowriders a try. just the title "Fat beam" is interesting maybe I will give both sets a try.