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new strings....

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Asa Samuel, Aug 12, 2007.

  1. basically i'm looking for quite bright strings, but i need them to last a long time, thats the main factor really.

    i really liked rotosound swing bass steel but they seemed to go dead quite quickly and they dragged quite alot on my fingers.

    price isnt a major factor but i dont want to spend too much.

    they must be worth it for the price though.

    anyone got any ideas?

    the reason i ask is i dont have that much money to go round buying loads of different strings to try out, so i'd like to try and keep the ammount of choice down to a minimum.

  2. John Wentzien

    John Wentzien

    Jun 25, 2007
    Elberta, AL
    Artist:TC Electronic RH450 bass system (original test-pilot)
    I used rotos for over 30 years. I just switched to webstrings stainless a few months ago. really like them. very cheap and last a long time.
  3. oh, i forgot to add, they must be available in the UK
  4. peaveyuser

    peaveyuser Banned

    Oct 18, 2006
    Elixers feel good and are bright they can be a bit pricey tho
  5. mikeyswood

    mikeyswood Banned

    Jul 22, 2007
    Cincinnati OH
    Luthier of Michael Wayne Instruments
    Have you thought about D'Addario ProSteels? I really enjoy them and they last a while.

  6. nastyn8c


    Feb 7, 2005
    Tampa, FL
    +1. Give them a week or so to break in, and then they'll be great.

    -1 to Elixirs. If you want bright, you will never find it in a coated string.
  7. Fender 9120 perhaps?

    or the Nylon filament roundwond...i forget what number it is, but it starts with 91 _ _ i believe.
  8. are the d'addario prosteels grippy like rotosounds or are they a bit smoother?
  9. fishtx


    Mar 30, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    Endorsing Artist: Genzler Amplification/Spector Basses/Mojo Hand FX
    yes the Prosteels are grippy (IMO)...
  10. so some form of string lube might be in order if i get them....
  11. peaveyuser

    peaveyuser Banned

    Oct 18, 2006
    odd cause i know mine are
  12. ducatiman


    Oct 3, 2006
    new yawk
    XL170 roundwound d'addarios, cheap, bright, readily available
    try 'em, you'll like 'em

  13. ok, i'll try the xl170's soon.
  14. Tony G

    Tony G

    Jan 20, 2006
    The longest lasting strings I've ever used was the Dean Markley Blue Steels.
  15. ObsidianDagger

    ObsidianDagger Guest

    Jul 17, 2007

    I use D'Addario XLs all the time, they're bright and slick.

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