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Ibanez SRX user's...

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by danis, Nov 20, 2005.


  1. danis

    danis

    Jun 7, 2005
    Athens/Greece
    I have an Ibanez SRX 505 and it's time to change those elixirs cause i have them for two years...

    Since it would be my first change,i have no experience in other strings brands but i wanted to try something else(and cheaper if possible).The elixirs worked
    well for me,except they were a little trebly for my taste.Very nice mids and full bottom.

    You srx owners,can you suggest some other strings that worked well for you?Share your experiences please...
     
  2. Rumblee

    Rumblee

    Jan 18, 2005
    I play an srx500. I really didnt like the elixirs. I tried DR lo riders and liked them better. Then I tried rotosounds and I doubt if I will ever want to try another string. They sound perfect and play great.
     
  3. danis

    danis

    Jun 7, 2005
    Athens/Greece
    Thanks Rumblee...i was thinking about Rotosounds and i think i must try them.Have only listened good comments about them...
    By the way,which model do you have?

    Any other SRX user have something different to propose?
     
  4. xring

    xring

    Sep 16, 2003
    Ohio
    The Elixers were the only string I have actually really really disliked. I replaced them almost immediately with Rotosounds I believe. Much more to my liking.
     
  5. XIbanez4lifeX

    XIbanez4lifeX

    Nov 15, 2005
    Ohio,USA
    Just bought an Srx505 and I am not sure If I really like the Elixers either. The Rotosounds make a difference I hear. I bought my Srx just a lil over a month ago.
     
  6. christle

    christle Supporting Member

    Jan 26, 2002
    Winnipeg, MB
    I second the DR Lo-Riders on that bass as they seem to bring out more of the natural sound. Don't completely diss the Elixirs, you have to remember those are stock strings, played by who know how many people before you got them. Likely they are tired and not in the best of shape to begin with. Fresh strings always make a bass sound better.
     
  7. mlwarriner

    mlwarriner Supporting Member

    Nov 8, 2003
    KC, MO, USA
    i liked the feel of the elixirs that came on my SRX700, but they wore out too soon (the coating shredded off right over the pickups). but i play with a pick, and tend to play pretty hard, so it's understandable.

    for my money, SIT PowerSteels are my favorite strings. pretty reasonably priced (through juststrings.com) and they seem to last quite a while, at least for me.
     
  8. cameronprod

    cameronprod

    Oct 27, 2011
    I've had an srx720 for a fair few years now and tried a few strings though admittedly i was young and not really thinking about the sound they were making too much, or at least i was in the learning process, when are we not though?

    The past year and a half or so I've been using DR Neons. Initially it was sort of a gimmick I wanted to get them to see what they were like but i've stuck with them since. They sound really smooth though so if you're looking for something really bright and almost mechanically sounding don't use these. I'm thinking of trying something different soon too just to hear the difference it'll make blending with my band.
    Also i use a 5 string pack and take out the e since i play in tuning bf#be.
     
  9. Same problem here with the Elixirs. They were nice but I really didn't like it once they got torn. It is really beyond me how gui****s use those.

    While my SRX705 was my main bass it would only get rotosound round steels 45-130 and kick viciously in the butt. I have tried a LOT of strings on this bass but I was the most happy with those:

    Dean Markley SR: Cool, but expensive especially. Moreover the gauge felt weird since it is :.044 .060 .078 .098 .125

    DR: I liked the Lo riders a bit more than the Hi beams. Nice, not as long lasting as the rotos but with really musical breakup. However, expensive.

    Ernie ball: I had the worst luck with them. They went dead really fast.

    Gibson: A nice alternative to the rotosounds and little cheaper. I have never seen them before or after the one time I got those though.

    GHS boomer: they felt too low tension.

    D'addario: Very nice, slightly more expensive than the rotos, but a bit darker.

    Warwick red label: excellent alternative to the rotos on a very similar price.

    To be honest, I would love to try flats with these but I never had the opportunity.
     
  10. JustForSport

    JustForSport

    Nov 17, 2011
    The ceramic humbuckers are a lot different than the alnico pickups on the SRX 700/705 (and maybr SRX 695?).
    I only found some NPS rounds that I liked on 2 SRX 505's that have since been sold, and an SRX 500 that was given away.
    I like Dean Markley NPS and Fodera NPS rounds on one SRX 705 (w/OBP3 and a/p switch), and Detroit s/s flats with a pick on the other (stock eq).