MEANEST string.

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by PollyBass, Jun 3, 2002.

  1. PollyBass

    PollyBass ******

    Jun 25, 2001
    Shreveport, LA
    I know this may seem stupid, but what is the "Meanest" string? what has the most, grit, punch, clank? Some sort of roundwound? stainless?
  2. rsautrey

    rsautrey Banned

    Jul 27, 2000
  3. notduane


    Nov 24, 2000
    Pyramid pure nickel roundwounds? (not cheap :( )

    DR Longnecks got some crunchy clank. Tried a set on
    a Yammer 260F with an uncoated rosewood board :rolleyes:.
    I'd just replaced the bridge with a Gotoh 201. Ran the
    whole mess through an Ampeg B-15. Fer grins, I set
    the "pre" on 10 and the master on 3. Sounded like
    somebody playin' a piano with a chainsaw :D.
  4. Definitely the d string. A string's a close second.
  5. PollyBass

    PollyBass ******

    Jun 25, 2001
    Shreveport, LA
    I'm sorry, i was talkintg about strings in genrel. as far as makers go.
  6. Tsal


    Jan 28, 2000
    Finland, EU
    Rotosound RS77 'Jazz Bass' flats, to be exact.They are the funkee snit!

    Extremely tight, punchy and brigher than your usual flats. I was just thinking if I should call the store and order a set for my Kingston too.. I think I will.
  7. Dude, it was a joke.
  8. misterk73


    Apr 11, 2002
    Flagstaff, AZ
    I've heard Roto flats go dull pretty quickly -- obviously not as quickly as rounds, but long before most flats.

    Any truth to that based on your experience?
  9. PollyBass

    PollyBass ******

    Jun 25, 2001
    Shreveport, LA
    Wow, could have fooled me.:rolleyes:
  10. Rotosound Swing 66. All-steel. They're quite bight and harsh, with lots of clank. And they feel so rough on your fingers.
  11. notnuffsleep

    notnuffsleep Guest

    Jun 5, 2002
    San Dimas CA
    Define Meanest? Meanest on fingers, frets or ears? At any rate i would say Rotosound stainless steels. might as well use 18 gauge chicken wire

  12. I'll second that vote - they're my favourite strings!
  13. Philbiker

    Philbiker Pat's the best!

    Dec 28, 2000
    Northern Virginia, USA
    Yes! Definitely very mean strings. I used to swear by them. They are also very mean to your frets, nothing will eat frets faster than steel rotosounds.
  14. fivestringdan

    fivestringdan Supporting Member

    Dec 4, 2001
    Little Rock, AR
    Have you tried S.I.Tss. I just had a free set laying around. WOW!! Monster strings!! Yes, very mean.
  15. notnuffsleep

    notnuffsleep Guest

    Jun 5, 2002
    San Dimas CA
    Good call, i've gotta try some of those.
  16. Brad Barker

    Brad Barker Supporting Member

    Apr 13, 2001
    berkeley, ca
    DR hi-beams are plenty punchy. i don't know how they compare to those rotosounds....
  17. Tsal


    Jan 28, 2000
    Finland, EU
    Sorry, can't really say at this point, I've had them only few weeks. I would imagine that if they go dull, they'll just sound more like "normal" flats.

    But if something happens, I'll let you know.
  18. I'll put another vote in for Rotosound Swing66s. They've got some good grind to them and when they're new, there's nothing that'll make your bass come alive more.

    UNFORTUNATELY, it's been my experience that these strings do not last very long. :mad: So, after some experimentation, I settled on DR Low-Riders - good stuff. Not as 'alive' as the Rotos, but sound fantastic and last a looooooonnnnngggg time. Cost a little more, but definitely worth it.