New MM/FB's & BB's on Fender Dlx Pbass & not what I expected.

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by genmed42, Apr 12, 2012.

  1. genmed42


    Dec 31, 2011
    I just tried a set of MM Fatbeams and Bright beams both 45-105 on my 4stg 97 Am Fender Dlx Pbass, and while I can dial in the low end, it seems that I really have to dial it in with the Bass control set to almost at the 90 or 100% position to my liking, so it sorta made my Pbass a little anemic to me on the low end, It does sound very good as far as the brilliance and high sparkle. But being a Pbass and all , I kinda wanted to keep the low end. What other DR string can I try in it's place that has Decent highs , and I will not loose that beef and punch?
    (or open for suggestions on a diff brand)

    Btw:these strings are awesome on my Jazz! So I still have love for them ,just thought I'd try on my pbass, but not working for me.
  2. mmbongo

    mmbongo I have too many basses. Supporting Member

    Maybe Nickel LoRiders?
  3. Agreed. If your willing to give non DR strings a try give EB Cobalts a whirl.
  4. genmed42


    Dec 31, 2011
    Thanks for those suggestions, I will definitely consider those.
  5. It's been a long time since I've played a P-bass or GHS strings, but I recall enjoying GHS boomers for the sort of sound you're talking. I used to find that they had a lot of clarity on the higher end, but still a decent punch on the low end too. I sort of like my strings on the brighter side, but bearing that in mind I remember liking the low end sound I'd get from boomers on my P back in the day. You can get them for a pretty good price too, so at the very least worth a try.
  6. genmed42


    Dec 31, 2011
    Thanks guys, yeah just looking for some decent low end, with punch, and a little bit of zing on top.
    Haven't how are the nickel lowriders? Do they still offer enough, high end , if I want to do any slapping etc?
    Aghhhhh too many choices!
  7. tylerwylie


    Jan 5, 2008
    Dunwoody, GA