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New strings

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by therev, Aug 15, 2012.

  1. therev


    Apr 28, 2012
    I have always used either Ernie Balls, GHS Boomers or D'addario. But I noticed that after a short time they go dull and shount lke garbage.

    I am looking for a good string that keeps that nice bright fresh out of the package sound longer than a few days.
    What do you recommend?
  2. hotbass57


    Nov 27, 2011
    DR strings a little more expensive but last longer.
  3. mmbongo

    mmbongo Dilly Dilly! Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2009
    DR Nickel LoRiders are similar style to what you mentioned above and will last a long time. Get them at www.bassstringsonline.com
  4. jasper383

    jasper383 Supporting Member

    Dec 5, 2004
    Durham NC
    Have you tried any of the coated strings out there?

    Elixirs for example sound like a set of rounds that has been played for a few hours, and they stay that way for a long long time.
  5. DR hi-beams, Rotosound Swing bass stainless steels.
  6. AdamR

    AdamR Supporting Member

    Sep 24, 2007
    Bethel CT
    I agree. I like the tone of the Roto's best but the Hi-Beams last longer.
  7. christle

    christle Supporting Member

    Jan 26, 2002
    Winnipeg, MB
    This, especially the DR Hi Beams
  8. t77mackie


    Jun 13, 2012
    Wormtown, MA
    91% rubbing alcohol is like magic! Brings the most dead strings back to life. Just take care of the wood underneath.

    Stuff like FastFret is good to use before and after playing too.
  9. JimmyM


    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    You could try coated strings, or you could try Bass Brites, or you can soak them in denatured alcohol for a few days. I've done them all and they all work well.
  10. BKuettel


    Apr 8, 2011
    Oneonta, NY
    +1 for DR Lowriders.

    Very nice right out of the packaging and they sound very bright. Had my local music store order a bunch just so I could have more when the time comes, but that won't be for awhile because these things last awhile too.

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