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Need more tension on my Jazz

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Hambone, Jun 1, 2001.

  1. I currently use my customized Fender MIJITSO Jazz as a main bass. Though modified it still has the tone of the Jazz and it's very easy to play. It's strung with D'Addario XL roundwounds, my favorite strings. If anything, I would catagorize these as being biased a bit to the bright side but with plenty enough bottom my ears.

    Recently I practiced steadily with my Kawai that is also strung with the XL's and found that I liked it's higher string tension over the Jazz. My rather loose style was given a boost by the more responsive action. So the question is:

    From your specific experience with the Jazz bass, what would be your recommendation for a high(er) tension string in the roundwound variety?
  2. Angus

    Angus Supporting Member

    Apr 16, 2000
    Palo Alto, CA
    Try some Fodera strings. Great sounding, and pretty high tension. You could order some from either Just Strings or Bass NW.

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