Nickel 6 String Sets???

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by jokerjkny, Nov 18, 2005.

  1. jokerjkny


    Jan 19, 2002
    NY / NJ / PHL
    hey all,

    seems like nickel versions of 6 string sets are pretty rare.

    also, i heard most sets are simply tacked on high C's, that arent quite up to par in volume or tone to the rest of the strings.

    recommend at any sets i should check out? currently using the MTD brand that's on my MTD.
  2. BSR6P-Bob


    Apr 5, 2005
    I'm using Ken Smith Taper Core Light Gauge Burners on my 6 and am very happy with the balance all the way across. The C string is excellent. They sound warm on the bottom and there is plenty of shimmer up top for chords and slap and jazz guitar like fingerstyle lines.

    Having said that, I have previously had excellent results with Diaddario XL6's as well.

    No balance issues in either case.
  3. Of all the strings I've tried on my Cirrus the ones I like the most are the Cirrus brand strings. Go figure :D Musicians Friend has them for a good price but list's them as stainless steel which they are not. If you click on the picture you'll see on the package they are nickle wound. Check them out.
  4. Asaf


    Jun 9, 2003
    check these out :

    besides them i only tried labella slappers and ken smith burners on a 6 string basses and i enjoyed the the ken smith.
  5. pickles

    pickles Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 23, 2000
    Ventura, CA
    If you're just looking for a string thats warmer and smoother than the MTDs, you could check out labella, pedulla, or smith stainless rounds ... you don't have to neccesarily go nickel. When I had a 6er I always used the Pedulla set and loved them.
  6. jokerjkny


    Jan 19, 2002
    NY / NJ / PHL
    thx guys,

    FYI, i luuuuuuuuv the feel of a smoother than silk nickel string. i liked the labella's, but found them a tad inconsistent.

    any others?
  7. pickles

    pickles Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 23, 2000
    Ventura, CA
    My favorite nickels are slinkys, they do make a 32-45-65-80-100-130 6 string set. Have you tried D'adarrio XLs? Pretty reliable choice.

    If I were going to go nickel again I'd probably try DR sunbeams, since I love that round core feel.
  8. emjazz

    emjazz Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2003
    Brooklyn, NY
    Jae, I just put Fodera Nickels on my Roscoe. They are No.28125. I LOVE these strings. I used to use them when Fodera was just starting with strings and they were inconsistent at the time. I believe it was also just one person making all of the strings back then. Well, I wasn't happy with the strings I've been using so I figured I'd try the Fodera's again. Man, am I happy I did. If you like a smooth feel and warm sound with just enough zing in the top than these are well worth checking out. I think I've found my favorite string! :bassist: I think that these would be perfect as a Nickel string on an MTD. Check 'em out.
  9. jokerjkny


    Jan 19, 2002
    NY / NJ / PHL

    i was actually considering them, cause i love the strings on my imperial. :cool: