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Need direction for a 6 string set.

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by DerHoggz, Mar 12, 2010.

  1. DerHoggz

    DerHoggz I like cats :| Inactive

    Feb 13, 2009
    Western Pennsylvania
    So my current strings (DR Extra Life, Peacock Blue), are beginning to feel like they need replacing after about 6 months.

    I play acid jazz, reggae, funk and the likes (that is very disparate I know), I also play in my school's jazz bands, which play a wide variety of stuff; swing, light funk, easy jazz etc. My one and only bass is an Ibanez SR406, so these strings need to be versatile. I slap and fingerstyle mostly.

    Flats are interesting me, and being a high-school student I can't really afford TI's or other such expensive strings. Chromes look like a nice choice. What about D'Addario Half-Rounds, I've read somewhere they are lifeless and rough. How about Rotosounds, how do their flats rate tonally? What about the Tru Bass nylon tapewounds, how do those do with slap, I understand they aren't bright at all.

    What about Circle K's I realize they aren't flats but maybe they are what I'm looking for.

    Anyone know a DR .125 Extra Life's tension on 34" scale?
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