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Moving away from stainless

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by gt96g, Nov 3, 2012.

  1. gt96g

    gt96g Supporting Member

    Jul 25, 2008
    Philly Area
    Been noticing a thinness to the tone in all of my basses lately, Tried some sunbeams, and EB slinkys on a few of my basses and I have been noticing more of a fullness with the nickels, still plenty agressive but with more evenness and balance than any stainless steel strings I have played.
  2. UrsaMinor


    Jun 10, 2012
    Knoxville, TN
    I've always liked Nickels, and that is my preference. Then again, EB slinkys have been my go to strings for quite sometime. What brand of Stainless were you using, originally?
  3. gt96g

    gt96g Supporting Member

    Jul 25, 2008
    Philly Area
    DR highbeams
  4. zachreh


    Mar 7, 2008
    south florida
    i think nickle is the way to go in a band situation
  5. If it matters, nickel is easier on your frets, and possibly fingers too.

    Anyone know if the tension on stainless and nickel rounds is the same?
  6. Lucky Strike

    Lucky Strike Supporting Member

    Nov 4, 2008
    Upland, California
    I agree, steels tear up my hands more as well. I might use stainless for a one time recording gig, but not for regular use.
  7. gt96g

    gt96g Supporting Member

    Jul 25, 2008
    Philly Area
    not only that but I am finding their easier to eq, more evenly balanced than steels.
  8. tylerwylie


    Jan 5, 2008
    Dunwoody, GA
    You'll be back. ;)
  9. Kmonk


    Oct 18, 2012
    South Shore, Massachusetts
    Endorsing Artist: Fender, Spector, Ampeg, Curt Mangan Strings, Nordstrand Pickups, Korg Keyboards
    I tried stainless for a while but went back to nickel. They have a fuller sound that I am looking for.