Ibanez 5-string's?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by winkc2, Feb 18, 2002.

  1. winkc2


    Feb 5, 2002
    Madison, WI
    I have an ibanez GSR-205 5-string bass and I am looking to get new strings for it but have no idea what to look for. It as the original strings on it as far as I know and I want a smaller guage string. Any recommendations? I heard from several people to get "roundwound" but I want a little more input I guess Thanks
  2. I've always loved DR Hi-beams and Dean Markley Blue Steels, even when I still had my Ibanez SR485 (which I wasn't crazy about, but hey, Ibanez works for some people).

    Roundwounds are definitely the type of string that comes on an Ibanez, as opposed to flatwound. Flats only work for me when I want a thick sound (kind of like the George Porter Jr./1970 P-bass sound). Rounds I use primarily because they offer a brighter, much more modern sound.