Need help deciding on strings

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Jmac15, Oct 16, 2003.

  1. Jmac15


    Oct 16, 2003
    Frisco, Tx
    What are yall's recommendations on strings? My style is Funk-Metal. I want strings that give a good punch but still sound good when I'm slappin and poppin. Any help will be appreciated. Thanks!
  2. DB5


    Jul 3, 2001
    Austin Texas
    Try DR - High Beams or Low Riders ;)
  3. rickbass

    rickbass Supporting Member

    Amen to what DB5 says - DR Hi Beams, Lo Riders OR Marcus (Fat Beams).

    Considering the cost in relation to the effect on sound, strings are one area where you shouldn't compromise.
  4. slugworth

    slugworth Banned

    Jun 12, 2003
    So. Calif.
    Rotosounds are it for me. After 26 years of playing bass and trying almost every brand of
    string imagineable, I always keep coming back
    to Rotosound, they make a great product, and
    that is backed up by the coolest people I've ever
    met in the music industry. They treat every bass
    player like he was Jaco or Jack Bruce. I very
    rarely have a problem with any of their products,
    and if I do, I give their West Coast rep. a call
    and he takes care of it, on the spot, no questions asked. They make several different
    types of bass strings; there's something for
    just about every type of player too. You just
    don't find many companies like Rotosound anymore.

  5. After 34 years of playing I like the TI power bass series for this style of music!

  6. Josh Ryan

    Josh Ryan - that dog won't hunt, Monsignor. Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 24, 2001
    Exposed or taper core might work well for you.
  7. Asaf


    Jun 9, 2003
    go with La Bella hard rockin steel,
    i used to play them back in my funk metal days.
    or you can go with ken smith stainless steel.

    im more of a nickel man myself, but i figured you are more of a bright sound man so i hope it will work for you.