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Most Growly Edgy Strings You've Played

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Modern Growl, Jun 7, 2005.

  1. I'm sure this has been posted a million times, but ever time I search under previous threads, its alway seems to go off topic and we still dont get peoples opinions.

    So, in your opinion, what are the most growly, edgy strings on the market?
  2. 43apples

    43apples Guest

    Nov 9, 2003

  3. anyone else?
  4. Nova


    Apr 19, 2002
    Williamstown, WV
    DR Low-riders.
  5. KJung

    KJung Supporting Member

    +! on the DR's, and also MTD Steel roundwounds... very aggressive and growly.
  6. Rotosound Stainless'
  7. mikezimmerman

    mikezimmerman Supporting Member

    Apr 29, 2001
    Omaha, Nebraska
    I second the MTD Steels.
  8. pickles

    pickles Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 23, 2000
    Ventura, CA
    DR high beam.
  9. I've heard that these strings are pretty aggressive sounding

    Labella Hard Rockin' Steels
    DeanMarkely's SR2000's
    Rotosounds (of course)

    anyone second these, or have any other strings they want to voice?
  10. pickles

    pickles Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 23, 2000
    Ventura, CA
    SR2000s are great, but I think they're more "refined", "clear", and "bright", where the DR high beam is much more "growly", "raw", and "agressive".

    If you get the SRs, try the Will Lee guage, they have a really balanced feel. They break easily due to the extreme "exposed core" construction.
  11. I have to admire the loyalty that DR stirng users have for DR, but I've used plenty of Dr strings in my day (LowRider,HiBeam,Fatbeam) I just dont' find them aggressive or growly at all. I find them kind of dry and bright, and thats about it.

    Any other thoughts on aggressive, growly strings? I hear MTD don't last at all (MTD String Threads)
  12. KJung

    KJung Supporting Member

    My MTD strings last quite a long time. However, it seems to me that string life is impacted quite a bit by the type of bass and amp you use (i.e., what frequencies are emphasized, etc.), the PH of your sweat, the tone you are looking for, etc. I find some strings (like GHS Boomers) lose all their sheen and high end in one gig for me, whereas others say they last a long time. It's probably due partially to the fact that my rig, etc. might emphasize the specific frequencies that are lost most quickly with the Boomers.

    Ok... that was a really long winded way of saying 'try the MTD's out and see if they last for you...' they are very aggressive sounding strings.
  13. thanks! now you've got me interested. I think i'll get them rather soon!

    thanks again!
  14. Of what I've tried it's

    DR Hi-beams and Fat-beams
    Blue Steels
  15. illidian


    Jul 2, 2004
    Rotosound Stainless Steels, fresh out of the pack. Most aggressive strings I've ever played. Nice strings overrall, as well IMO.
  16. Flatwound

    Flatwound Supporting Member

    Sep 9, 2000
    San Diego
    Me too.
  17. slugworth

    slugworth Banned

    Jun 12, 2003
    So. Calif.
    Rotosound SM66 40-100

  18. Tash


    Feb 13, 2005
    Bel Air Maryland
    Maxim Golds. Straight out of the pack they sounded like breaking glass. ONce they were broken in they had a wonderful sheen to them, but still had tons of edge. I miss those strings.
  19. Well I just purchased the MTD's upon your recomendations. They are comming in, in a few days. We'll see.

    Anyone else? The general feedback I'm seeing is either Roto's or MTD's.

    any one else?
  20. LaBella Hard Rockin' Steels. Maximum growl. I have them on a Reverend bass, which is pretty growly regardless, but the growl factor is moreso than it was before.

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