Looking to try new strings

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by M_hubbert, Jul 6, 2013.

  1. M_hubbert


    Apr 3, 2013
    I know this is asking a lot.

    So I have always used exl170's and feel like nickel is my sound.

    The only SS I've tried was dean markly blue steel and didn't like the way they felt. Do all SS's feel like this?

    I've tried EB and the wounds felt too large.

    I've heard fodera strings, because of the round core, bend easier.

    I play a fender jazz. Any help is appreciated.
  2. I recommend you try DR hi beams. They will have the stainless steel sound but loose tension which will make them feel like nickel strings. I've tried many strings and these are what I swear by
  3. PhatRon

    PhatRon I blow bass

    Feb 29, 2012
    Lake Stevens, Wa.
    why not try the Dr Sunbeams which are nickel round core low tension if that's your thing. I have them on my fretless jazz and L-1000. very nice strings IMO.
  4. Duckwater


    May 10, 2010
    USA, Washington
  5. mmbongo

    mmbongo I have too many basses. Supporting Member

  6. M_hubbert


    Apr 3, 2013
    Thinking back on it I did try a set of the dr sunbeams a couple of years back and remember liking them a lot and for whatever reason I haven't bought anymore. I think that will be my next purchase. I didn't k ow they were a lower tension string with the round core but i did notice that I liked the wrap in them. Thanks guys!