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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.

    thanks.
    Bass_Junkie.
     
  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
    Montreal,Canada
    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.

    Mike
     
  6. nastyn8c

    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

    fishtx Supporting Member

    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
    Montreal,Canada
    odd cause i know mine are
     
  12. ducatiman

    ducatiman

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

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

    Tony G

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

    ObsidianDagger Guest

    Jul 17, 2007
    +1

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

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