1. Please take 30 seconds to register your free account to remove most ads, post topics, make friends, earn reward points at our store, and more!  
    TalkBass.com has been uniting the low end since 1998.  Join us! :)

jazz bass strings

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by vivaknoxvegas, Jan 18, 2003.

  1. vivaknoxvegas

    vivaknoxvegas El Duderino Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2002
    Knoxville, TN
    What roundwound strings sound good with a Fender jazz? Or is it just user preference?

    I play in a rock band and I want a good rock midrange growl.
  2. xyllion

    xyllion Commercial User

    Jan 14, 2003
    San Jose, CA, USA
    Owner, Looperlative Audio Products
    It is user preference, but there are few brands that are very popular:

    Thomastik Infeld makes damn good strings. I like the power bass strings, but the jazz rounds have a good reputation.

    DR - I don't use these but they sound damn nice. I prefer using TIs myself, but these strings would probably make me happy as well.
  3. TravellinMan


    Jan 11, 2003
    NW Indiana
    I just switched to La Bella string for a 4, and I play Southern Rock, Country, and Blues!
    My instructor plays these same strings but on a 6, playing Jazz so I guess I would come down to preference!
  4. neptoon

    neptoon Supporting Member

    Jul 25, 2000
    Melbourne, FL
    i second the TI's...they have a really small guage outer wrap, so they're really comfortable...expensive, though...steve barr, the dude here at talkbass, also runs the dudepit, has the best prices on TI strings. dean markley sr2000's are great (steel taper wound strings) and i also like d'addario slowounds (nickel). DR lo-riders sound really great, too....and i think they are now available in either steel or nickel.
  5. BassWizard55

    BassWizard55 Guest

    Dec 21, 2002
    Rome, Ga
    If you want midrange growl: i.e. Geddy Lee, Chris Squire, Billy Sheehan, and many others, use Rotosounds.....all of the afore mentioned use them.