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looking for deep punch.

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by AbsoluteZero717, Jan 27, 2015.


  1. AbsoluteZero717

    AbsoluteZero717

    Jan 22, 2015
    Englewood
    what kind of strings are you all using out there when you are looking for a deep, warm, punchy sound?
     
  2. mmbongo

    mmbongo Regular Human Bartender Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2009
    Carolinas
    Dunlop SuperBrights
    DR FatBeams
     
  3. friendlybass

    friendlybass

    Jul 19, 2012
    Colorado
    My response to your title, stop by Denver ill punch you anytime!
    Stringswise ill say Ernie balls never did me wrong for that good ol punchy sound and once they go dead they keep the punch without the zing
     
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  4. Joedog

    Joedog

    Jan 28, 2010
    Pensacola FL
    GHS pressurewounds.
     
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  5. AbsoluteZero717

    AbsoluteZero717

    Jan 22, 2015
    Englewood
    haha I'm actually from Denver. My band plays downtown Saturday night at the deerpile! I currently have some D addario XL'S. I used earnie ball cobalt coated in the past and I have some waiting for my next string change
     
  6. friendlybass

    friendlybass

    Jul 19, 2012
    Colorado
    Haha no way dude ill have to stop by and check you guys out.
    I was gonna try those until I started using rotosounds looking for a woodier sound. My fiver still has regular slinkies on though they're great
     
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  7. mmbongo

    mmbongo Regular Human Bartender Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2009
    Carolinas
    Cobalts are not coated :)
     
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  8. pacojas

    pacojas "FYYA BUN"

    Oct 11, 2009
    MEXICANADAMERICA
    TI Power Bass
     
  9. Linnin

    Linnin

    Jul 19, 2012
    Linningrad, Earth
    GHS Precision Flats for the knockout punch of a heavyweight prizefighter.
     
  10. AbsoluteZero717

    AbsoluteZero717

    Jan 22, 2015
    Englewood
    thanks for the correction. I use the Nickle coated. The green package (I am a 5 string player)
     
  11. Gorn

    Gorn

    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    The first three adjectives that come to my mind for describing flatwounds are deep, warm and punchy. Any flats really.
     
  12. AbsoluteZero717

    AbsoluteZero717

    Jan 22, 2015
    Englewood
    so I think, by popular suggestion I'm going to get a pit of GHS precision flatwounds, and a pair of DR fatbeams. I'll post some opinions here later on what I think!
     
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  13. Linnin

    Linnin

    Jul 19, 2012
    Linningrad, Earth
    Those are certainly polar opposites! You will probably like them both and need two basses. I do.
     
  14. Walk up to Chuck Liddell and call him a sissy-boy.
     
  15. mmbongo

    mmbongo Regular Human Bartender Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2009
    Carolinas
    You'll have to sober him up first :woot:
     
  16. I take it he likes his liquid refreshments?
     
  17. mmbongo

    mmbongo Regular Human Bartender Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2009
    Carolinas
    That ain't RedBull in his cup :)
     
  18. markjazzbassist

    markjazzbassist Supporting Member

    Apr 19, 2005
    Lakewood, OH
    Flat wounds. Pyramid gold. Labella, Ghs precision.
     
  19. Luckydog

    Luckydog

    Dec 25, 1999
    Deepest, punchiest by far of available strings are Labella DTF. The previous versions of Fender flats (no longer made) were the leaders. But Labella flats now beats all currently manufactured flats, with the punchiest gut busting slam you can buy.
     
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